Is plutocracy a permanent problem in liberal-democratic regimes?
"Plutocracy" means government by the rich, from Greek ploutos, meaning wealth."Democracy", of course, means government by the people, from Greek demos, meaning the... Learn more
Do civil rights require the State to impose private obligations?
Note new location: Espresso Roma on Hopkins is a 12-minute walk from the North Berkeley BART station. In 2014, Americans marked the 50-year anniversary of the passage... Learn more
Philosophy Talk LIVE: "The Art of Non-Violence" with Judith Butler
Stanford University philosophers John Perry and Ken Taylor, hosts of Philosophy Talk, the Bay Area's favorite philosophy radio show, will be taping two live programs at... Learn more
FREE screening of EXAMINED LIFE, talking with philosophers
Berkeley Film Friends will have a free public screening of the 2010 documentary film Examined Life, in which filmmaker Astra Taylor has conversations with eight leading... Learn more
Superintelligence: a public talk by Nick Bostrom
Nick Bostrom, Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University and founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute, will be speaking at UC Berkeley... Learn more
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