For those of you who wanted, but were unable to attend our event Protesting Police and Policing Protest, the video of the event has now been posted here:
This season, patrons of the show received an invitation for an after-show discussion and Q&A with myself and a philosopher talking about the issues from the episode in more detail. Our final event featured philosopher Gregg Caruso who is publishing a book arguing against retributive justice. I am making that event available to everyone here. Please consider becoming a patron of the show, where as a little as $1 a month can support the making of Season 5 of Hi-Phi Nation. Just go to patreon.com/hiphination
Hello blogreaders, the season finale of the show is out now, and it ties the entire series today with the question, why punish? This one is very philosophical, with a rigorous examination of the reasons for and against retributive justice.
Now that Season 4 is complete, I want to put out a message to all philosophers and philosophically curious journalists that I am taking pitches for Season 5, not just ideas for shows, but story-driven philosophy for the show that you would like to make yourself, and I can serve as editor. If you have an idea or are interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join me this evening from 6-7pm eastern time as I host the panel discussion on Protesting Police and Policing Protest. The Zoom link below will give you live admission. We have set it up so attendants can ask questions thru chat, but only panelists and hosts will appear visually on screen. Zoom link unc.zoom.us/j/92605495441
Our event has now been finalized. You may register at this URL, https://ppesociety.org/protesting-police-and-policing-protests/, but a subscription to this blog will get you the link on Wednesday morning.
In collaboration with the Marc Sanders Foundation and the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Society, I am putting together a Zoom panel discussion with distinguished philosophers, legal scholars, and law enforcement professionals to talk about the justification of violence in response to unjust police conduct, and the future of policing. The event will take place the week of June 15th, although exact dates and times are still being finalized. Attendance is free, but requires registration to prevent disruptions to the event. Please subscribe to this blog, and you will be sent the final date/times and emailed the Zoom link. Our new episode on collateral consequences is out today. https://hiphination.org/season-4-episodes/s4-episode-9-punishment-without-end-june-20th-2020/
Dear Hi-Phi Nation blog readers, Episode 2 on the history and ethics of police discretionary power is out now. I also want to let you know that our first ever Zoom event went incredibly well. I started the event by asking Gideon Yaffe about the theory of social relationships underlying mens rea requirements, to which Gideon responded about the theory of citizenship he is developing. We went on to take listener questions about provocation, hate crimes, and other mens rea states of mind that matter in law. The next Zoom event will feature Brandon del Pozo, whose work is discussed in Episode 2. Become a patron now to get an invitation to all Zoom events. www.patreon.com/hiphination
The season premiere of Hi-Phi Nation plus a free bonus episode are in your feeds now. It features an extended discussion of mens rea in criminal law, and the idea that every crime requires a criminal mindset. We look at the theory of moral responsibility underlying the idea, and the public policy consequences of abandoning it. https://hiphination.org/season-4-episodes/s4-episode-1-criminal-minds/
Dear Hi-Phi Nation listeners.
The season will begin May 2nd, 2020 for a weekly, 8 episode run. A trailer is available in your feed first thing Saturday morning. In the trailer, I announce that I will be doing invite-only Zoom events for every episode, featuring me talking and taking questions about the philosophical issues of each episode, as well as special guests.
To receive the invitation, become a patron of the show, which will require as little as a dollar a month for as long as you wish. As a bonus, you will receive an ad-free version of every episode, and access to eight bonus episodes this season. To become a monthly patron, visit our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/hiphination.