040: Ep36 – Quality Philosophy for Everyone

Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast

This thirty-sixth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast features an interview with Cole Nasrallah, talking with co-hosts Eric Weber and Anthony Cashio about the paper that she gave at the Future of Philosophical Practice seminar at the University of North Carolina Asheville in July of 2017. Cole’s paper was on “The Elements of High Value Philosophy and Audience Accessibility.”

Photo of Cole Nasrallah.

Cole is a philosopher, an author, and a teacher, as well as an artist and photographer. She teaches philosophy at a private girls academy and at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cole has written for the public, studied bioethics, and has been a professional photographer. She has a knack for speaking and writing in accessible and clever ways. For one example, in this interview, she explains that “YOLO,” which stands for “You only live once,” is “the poor man’s carpe diem!” We had a great time talking with Cole in Asheville and since then on social media.

Listen for our “You Tell Me!” questions and for some jokes in one of our concluding segments, called “Philosophunnies.” Reach out to us on Facebook @PhilosophyBakesBread and on Twitter @PhilosophyBB; email us at philosophybakesbread@gmail.com; or call and record a voicemail that we play on the show, at 859.257.1849. Philosophy Bakes Bread is a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). Check us out online at PhilosophyBakesBread.com and check out SOPHIA at PhilosophersInAmerica.com.

(58 mins)

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Albert Camus, looking way cooler than just about anyone.

Camus, looking crazy cool.

    1. Introduction to Truth Tables.
    2. Philosophy Bro.
    3. Albert Camus, Nobel Prize winner.
    4. Cole’s essay on Facebook that attracted over 18,000 engagements.
    5. WebMD on tubal ligation.
    6. Photo of Cole Nasrallah, showing her full bunny ears.

      Cole’s full photo, featuring Louise’s bunny ears.

      In case you were wondering, yes, Cole’s photo above is a tribute to Louise from Bob’s Burgers.


    You Tell Me!

    For our future “You Tell Me!” segments, Cole proposed the following question in this episode, for which we invite your feedback: When you’re writing or making an argument, the question always to ask yourself is why it matters. It’s the “So what?” question.

    Let us know what you think matters!  TwitterFacebookEmail, or by commenting here below.

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