S2, Episode 9: A Night of Philosophy

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Hi-Phi Nation stays overnight at the Brooklyn Public Library during the 2018 Night of Philosophy. From 7pm to 7am on a Saturday night, thousands of New Yorkers swarmed the central library for acrobats, musicians, and philosophy. Meanwhile, we present philosophy shorts about the definition of life, the nature of good and the morality of revenge, and moral relativism. At the event, producer Sandra Bertin confronts some white privilege, while Barry wanders the floors trying to get people to differentiate between philosophy and bullshit. Guest voices include George Yancy, Cian Dorr, Kieran Setiya, Ian Olasov, with philosophy by Emily Parke, Joshua Gert, and David Wong.

(Transcript: Episode 9-A Night of Philosophy)

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Mentioned in this Episode

A Night of Philosophy

Brooklyn Public Philosophers

Freelance Producer Sandra Bertin

George Yancy’s “Dear White America”


Music this episode courtesy of Ari De Niro, Lee Rosevere, and Poddington Bear