philosophy http://kcur.org en Philosophy Of The Mind And A Look Back At KC Currents http://kcur.org/post/philosophy-mind-and-look-back-kc-currents <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Central Standard explores the possibility of &nbsp;emotions and thoughts being more than just a brain function. Is there more to being human than just our physical realm?</span></p><p>Also, we bid farewell to <em>KC Currents</em> and take a look at what's ahead for <em>Central Standard</em>.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Susanna Rinard</strong>​, professor of philosophy at UMKC</li><li><strong>Augustin Rayo</strong>, professor of philosophy at MIT</li></ul> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:28:12 +0000 Brian Ellison, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 50344 at http://kcur.org The Problem Of Evil http://kcur.org/post/problem-evil <p>It’s a question as old as humanity itself—why, in a world full of good options, do people still do bad things? Why do people who haven’t done anything wrong end up suffering, while those who use others for their own gain end up succeeding? And for heaven’s sake, how do we explain a Hitler? Or a Stalin? Or Idi Amin? How do we explain evil?</p><p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 23:24:00 +0000 Brian Ellison & Matthew Long-Middleton 38408 at http://kcur.org The Problem Of Evil The Philosophy of Doubt http://kcur.org/post/philosophy-doubt <p>Throughout the course of the day we ask ourselves a lot of questions; what should I have for breakfast? Should I run to the store before picking up my kids or after? Should I read my book before bed or watch a TV show? We rarely take the time to contemplate larger, more philosophical questions that probe our very existence.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:49:06 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 33469 at http://kcur.org The Philosophy of Doubt Philosopher Alain de Botton On Religion For Atheists http://kcur.org/post/philosopher-alain-de-botton-religion-atheists <p>Philosopher <strong>Alain de Botton</strong> says it&rsquo;s time for those who believe in religion and those who don&rsquo;t to stop denigrating each other and find common ground on art, community and morality. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 22:00:37 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Brian Ellison 14080 at http://kcur.org Philosopher Alain de Botton On Religion For Atheists The Ethics Professors: Are Resolutions Too Hard To Keep? http://kcur.org/post/ethics-professors-are-resolutions-too-hard-keep <p>So here we are three weeks into the year.&nbsp; How about a show of hands: <strong>how many of you have already broken your new year&rsquo;s resolutions? </strong> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 22:30:43 +0000 Steve Kraske, Stephen Steigman & Danie Alexander 11050 at http://kcur.org The Ethics Professors: Are Resolutions Too Hard To Keep?