Top News, Articles, and Interviews in Philosophy

A Conversation with Dr. Sandy Goldberg on Getting a Job in Philosophy

In this engaging and informative podcast, we talk with Dr. Sandy Goldberg, chairman of the philosophy department at Northwestern University. The catalyst for our conversation was the Philosophy News placement reports and in this interview, we talk with Dr. Goldberg about how his university prepares students for the job market. We also talk about where philosophy as a discipline might be headed, and what the job market may look like in the future. [More]

Knowledge, Virtue, and the Intellect

Each of us seems to be responsible to possess knowledge about myriad subjects that affect not only our lives but the lives of those around us. Professor Jason Baehr's new book adds a fresh perspective to this challenge. Instead of focusing on the standard topics of justification, truth, and belief, Jason focuses on the person holding belief and argues that understand the role virtue plays—intellectual virtue—may contribute to unlocking the mystery of knowledge. [More]

Plantinga and the Debate Between Science and Religion

This podcast is a recording that was made in August of 2007 at Rainier Beach Presbyterian Church in Seattle Washington. The speaker is Dr. Alvin Plantinga and the title of the talk is
“Religion and Science: Why does the Debate Continue?” This 2007 lecture is of particular interest because this month Dr. Plantinga has released a new book taking on the claim that religion and science are incompatible. His book, Where the Conflict Really Lies, is sure to generate a lot of discussion and be the subject of much debate. [More]