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Join us each month as we engage in philosophical discussions about the most common-place topics with host Jack Russell Weinstein, professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Dakota. He is the director of The Institute for Philosophy in Public Life.
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"What is Sharia Law?"

February 10, 2019 - 21:51
Some Americans have been haunted by the specter of Sharia law, but how many really know what it is? Surely, it’s not the caricature of religious fascism and xenophobia that some claim. On this episode of Why? Radio, we take a philosophical look at Sharia law, its tradition, variations, and the worldview it provides. Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Robert Gleave, professor of Arabic studies, University of Exeter.

"What is Sharia Law?"

February 10, 2019 - 21:51
Some Americans have been haunted by the specter of Sharia law, but how many really know what it is? Surely, it’s not the caricature of religious fascism and xenophobia that some claim. On this episode of Why? Radio, we take a philosophical look at Sharia law, its tradition, variations, and the worldview it provides. Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Robert Gleave, professor of Arabic studies, University of Exeter.

"What Is Literacy?"

January 13, 2019 - 22:29
When people think of literacy, they think of simple reading and writing. But literacy is more complicated than that. On this episode of WHY, host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Kim Donehower, UND professor of English.

"What Is Literacy?"

January 13, 2019 - 22:29
When people think of literacy, they think of simple reading and writing. But literacy is more complicated than that. On this episode of WHY, host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Kim Donehower, UND professor of English.

"What are the Limits of Police Power?"

December 9, 2018 - 19:32
Jack Russell Weinstein discusses police ethics with Luke Hunt of Radford University in Virginia. Hunt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice. His primary research interests are at the intersection of political philosophy, jurisprudence, and criminal justice, and are informed by his professional background. After graduating from law school, he was a law clerk for a federal judge in Abingdon, VA. He then worked as an FBI Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent in Charlottesville, VA, and Washington, D.C. After leaving government service, he completed his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. He is the author of The Retrieval of Liberalism in Policing (Oxford University Press, 2019), which examines the limits of contemporary police practices given the basic tenets of the liberal tradition in legal and political philosophy. Source: radford.edu

"What are the Limits of Police Power?"

December 9, 2018 - 19:32
Jack Russell Weinstein discusses police ethics with Luke Hunt of Radford University in Virginia. Hunt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice. His primary research interests are at the intersection of political philosophy, jurisprudence, and criminal justice, and are informed by his professional background. After graduating from law school, he was a law clerk for a federal judge in Abingdon, VA. He then worked as an FBI Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent in Charlottesville, VA, and Washington, D.C. After leaving government service, he completed his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. He is the author of The Retrieval of Liberalism in Policing (Oxford University Press, 2019), which examines the limits of contemporary police practices given the basic tenets of the liberal tradition in legal and political philosophy. Source: radford.edu

“Who is Responsible for War Crimes?”

November 12, 2018 - 19:53
Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Matthew Talbert and Jessica Wolfendale, co-authors of the book, War Crimes: Causes, Excuses, and Blame .

“Who is Responsible for War Crimes?”

November 12, 2018 - 19:53
Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Matthew Talbert and Jessica Wolfendale, co-authors of the book, War Crimes: Causes, Excuses, and Blame .