The latest episode of WHY? Radio:

“Why do we Dehumanize People? with guest David Livingstone Smith

The history of humanity is an endless cycle of identifying us versus them: of violence between people who look down on one another as subhuman and monsters; of not just killing, but brutalizing, maiming and massacring in the name of superiority. On this episode, we explore the philosophical foundations of this phenomenon and its roots in culture, ideology, psychology, and history. We ask who makes these monsters and how they are made.

This month’s discussion of current events:

“Justice: Historical and Personal Experiences”

A North Dakota representative is accused of sex tourism. How can his reputation recover if he is found innocent and how can his victim recover if he actually did it? These two questions start Jack and Ashley on a philosophical exploration of the many meanings of Justice. What do we mean by Justice, capital J and how does it differ from the justice system? Can the justice system stand alone? These and other questions feature prominently in this month’s Philosophical Currents.

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