All seating for this performance is first-come, first-served.
This show is 13+.
Please do not bring infants to the show.
90 minutes per show
The Marsh San Francisco
1062 Valencia St @ 22nd
"Philosophy Talk' is as accessible as it is thoughtful…" Los Angeles Times
"An American radio show, 'Philosophy Talk,' could teach British broadcasting a thing or two about quality intellectual debate…one of the great joys of American radio. It's radio that knows how to talk." The Guardian UK
PHILOSOPHY TALK is a weekly, one-hour public radio series that originates from San Francisco's KALW 91.7fm, Sunday mornings at 10am. With a down-to-earth, no-nonsense approach, the program brings the richness of philosophic thought to everyday subjects. Topics are lofty (Truth, Beauty, Justice), arresting (Terrorism, Intelligent Design, Suicide), and engaging (Baseball, Love, Happiness). Not a lecture or a college course, its philosophy in action! Philosophy Talk gives its audience the opportunity to explore issues of importance in a thoughtful, friendly fashion, where thinking is encouraged.
February 16, 2014: Berkeley MainStage
12:00pm - "Science and Gender"
with Londa Schiebinger
What does gender have to do with science? The obvious answer is 'nothing.' Science is the epitome of an objective, rational, and disinterested enterprise. But given the history of systemic under-representation of women in science, what does it mean that science answers almost exclusively to the methodologies of men? Has male domination contributed certain unfounded assumptions or cognitive biases to the 'objectivity' of scientific inquiry? Is there any possibility of achieving a gender-neutral science, and if so, what would that look like? John and Ken make room at the table for Stanford historian Londa Schiebinger, author of "Nature's Body: Gender in the Making of Modern Science."
3:00 pm"Risky Business: The Business of Risk" with Lara Buchak
There is an element of risk – either to ourselves or to others – in almost everything we do. By deciding to go to the grocery store, for example, we take a (very small) risk of getting into a car accident. Many risks are acceptable, of course, but how do we know when a risk is worth taking? The most important decisions, after all, are often
risky ones. What about risks to others' welfare? How do we, and should we, take risk into account when we make decisions? John and
Ken take their chances with Lara Buchak from UC Berkeley, author of "Risk and Rationality."