051: Ep47 – Philosophy and Social Change

Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast

In this forty-seventh episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, we interview Dr. Nancy McHugh on the topic of “Philosophy and Social Change.” After the “Know Thyself!” segment, we talk about her recent book, The Limits of Knowledge, inspired by her experiences in Vietnam witnessing continuing victims of Agent Orange. Then, in the next segment, we ask her about her experience teaching in prison in the Inside Out Prison Exchange Program.

Dr. Nancy McHugh.

Dr. McHugh is Professor and Chair of the philosophy department at Wittenberg University. Before publishing The Limits of Knowledge in 2015, Nancy released Feminist Philosophies A-Z in 2007. Her teaching in the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program is coordinated with the London Correctional Institute in London, Ohio.

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.

(1hr 6 mins)

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Dr. Joe Margolis.

Dr. Joe Margolis.

  1. Agent Orange,” via the History Channel Web site.
  2. Nancy McHugh, The Limits of Knowledge (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2015).
  3. Council on International Educational Exchange.
  4. Inside Out Prison Exchange Program.
  5. Joe Margolis, philosopher at Temple University.


You Tell Me!

For our future “You Tell Me!” segments, Nancy posed the following question in this episode:

“What is it that you will not do? Have you reflected upon what line in the sand you will not cross?”

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