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Philosophy and Public Policy

Tom Regan┬ácomments on the role of philosophy in the public discussion of and policy making about animal rights in America. At [6:20], Michael Bayles and Larry Temkin exchange ideas on the philosophical basis of equality in public policy. What contribution … Continue reading

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Intellectual Biography: W. I. Thomas and the Origins of Modern Sociology

Rudolf Haerle discusses a founder of American sociology, William Isaac Thomas (1863-1947). In the consideration of public policy, politicians and planners frequently consult with sociologists–scholars who describe and analyze social questions such as immigration, juvenile delinquency, and the rights of … Continue reading

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(1) Privilege and Responsibility; (2) Philosophy and Public Policy, Part 2 of 7: Ethics and International Relations

John Passmore, joined by Kent Mullikin, discusses the privileges and responsibilities borne by teachers, especially in the academy. These include the freedom to teach and the moral implications of teaching. Passmore expresses his opinions on the then-new fields of Afro-American … Continue reading

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