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Point of Inquiry is the Center for Inquiry's flagship podcast, where the brightest minds of our time sound off on all the things you're not supposed to talk about at the dinner table: science, religion, and politics. Guests have included Brian Greene, Susan Jacoby, Richard Dawkins, Ann Druyan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugenie Scott, Adam Savage, Bill Nye, and Francis Collins. Point of Inquiry is produced at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, N.Y.
March 10th, 2014
Episode 408 of 549 episodes
Rebecca Goldstein,a professor of philosophy and the author of five novels and a collection of short stories, joins us onPoint of Inquiryto discuss atheism, philosophy and her new book,Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away. Along with some of herweightier philosophical works she has also recently published36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction, a novel that is both deep and playful in its examination of apologist positions. Goldstein, who will be a guest at the upcomingWomen in Secularism III conference, has written five novels -- including the recent36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction-- as wellasa number of short stories, essays, and biographical studies. As someone with a distinguished career teaching Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind, and as the recipient of a MacArthur Fellow "Genius Award", and the Humanist of the Year award, she is in an exciting position to discuss historic, current and developing ideas in thought and the field of philosophy.