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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 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 .

"Is There a Right to Education and Literacy?"

October 14, 2018 - 21:14
Host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Derek Black, professor of law at the University of South Carolina.

"Is Shakespeare Still Relevant?"

September 9, 2018 - 21:06
Jack Russell Weinstein previews this week’s episode of “WHY? Philosophical Discussions about Everyday Life. His guest this month is Adam Kitzes from the UND English department. They explore the question, "Is Shakespeare still relevant?”