By Robert Harrison
The Enlightenment - A conve...
May 22, 2007--A conversation with Brown University Professor Pierre Saint-Amand on the dark side of the French Enlightenment.
May 15, 2007--A continuation of the conversation with Professor Karen Feldman of Berkeley on the philosophy of Hannah Arendt.
May 15, 2007--A conversation with Professor Karen Feldman of Berkeley on the philosophy of Hannah Arendt.
May 8, 2007--A conversation with Poet and Professor of Philosophy Troy Jollimore on his award winning book of poetry. Tom Thomson in Purgatory won the 2007 Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry.
May 1, 2007--A conversation with Stanford Professor Josiah Ober about democracy in ancient Athens.
April 24, 2007--A conversation with Stanford President John Hennessy about the vocation of higher education, the role of the Humanities at Stanford, and the general mission of Stanford University.
April 17, 2007
April 10, 2007
June 20, 2006
June 13, 2006. Listen to Robert Harrison conclude Entitled Opinions' first year on the radio with a few reflections on birds.
June 06, 2006. Listen to Irish novelist Colm Toibin speak about Henry James, the main character of his acclaimed novel, The Master.
May 30, 2006. Listen to Silicon Valley businessman Drew Gibson speak about the state of American corporations and the philosophy that governs them.
May 23, 2006. Listen to Stanford Art History Professor Bissera Pentcheva speak about the figure of the Virgin Mary in the early eastern and western churches.
May 16, 2006. Listen to Stanford Medical School Professor and Doctor Michael Hendrickson speak about Cancer as a disorder of life.
May 16, 2006. Listen to Stanford Medical School Professor and Doctor Michael Hendrickson address the question "What is Life?".
May 9, 2006. Listen to Stanford Professor Emerita Marjorie Perloff speak about the European Avantgarde.
May 2, 2006. Listen to Stanford Law Professor Kathleen Sullivan speak about the founding scriptures of the United States of America.
April 25, 2006. Listen to Stanford Professor Russell Berman speak about the historical and cultural causes of anti-Americanism.
April 18, 2006. Part 2 of a conversation with Tom Sheehan on the Christ's resurrection.
April 18, 2006. Part 1 of a conversation with Tom Sheehan on the Christ's resurrection.
April 11, 2006. Listen to Stanford Professor Cécile Alduy speak about the long tradition of American writers in Paris, from Gertrude Stein to the beats.
April 4, 2006. Listen to Stanford Professor Seth Lerer speak about the history and culture of the book.
March 14, 2006. Listen to KZSU DJ Lisa Dornell (aka "Decca") and Robert Harrison speak about and read love poetry from across the centuries.
March 07, 2006. Listen to Professor Thomas Harrison of UCLA speak about the culture of expressionism in pre-WWI Europe.
February 28, 2006. Listen to Stanford Senior Scholar Marilyn Yalom speak about the cemeteries of America, including the cemeteries of New Orleans and what happened to them in the wake of Katrina,.
February 21, 2006. Listen to Stanford Professor Paul Ehrlich speak about evolution, ecology, population, and consumption. How humans have changed the face of the Earth.
February 14, 2006. Listen to Stanford Professor Gregory Freidin speak about Isaac Babel and the fate of literature in the Soviet Union.
February 07, 2006. Listen to Stanford Professor Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht speak about the literary and philosophical aspects of Robert Musil's novel "The Man Without Qualities"
January 31, 2006. Listen to Stanford Professor Thomas Sheehan speak about the historicity of Jesus. Who was he? What do we really know?
January 24, 2006. Listen to Stanford graduate student and KZSU Program Director speak about Henry David Thoreau.
January 17, 2006. Listen to Cosmologist Andrei Linde speak about the theory of the inflationary universe.
January 10, 2006. Listen to Novelist Shirley Hazzard speak about her life and works.
December 13, 2005. Listen to French Philosopher Michel Serres speak about his career and thought.
December 13, 2005. Listen to Stanford Professor Monika Greenleaf speak about Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita.
December 06, 2005. Listen to Stanford Professor Jean-Marie Apostolidès speak about the literary career of Albert Camus and his most famous novel, The Stranger.
November 28, 2005. Listen to Stanford Professor Jeffrey Schnapp speak about crowds from the ancient world to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
November 22, 2005. Listen to American philosopher Richard Rorty speak about his career and the current state of philosophy in America.
Nov. 15, 2006. Listen to Stanford Professor Emerita Marjorie Perloff speak about the poetry and politics of Ezra Pound.
November 8, 2005. Listen to Stanford Classics Professor Andrea Nightingale speak about Epicureanism throughout the ages.
November 1, 2005. Listen to Stanford French Professor Joshua Landy speak about the vocation of literature and Marcel Proust's 4000 page novel, A la recherche du temps perdu.
October 25, 2005. Listen to Stanford Classics Professor Susanna Braund speak about the poetry of Virgil.
October 18, 2005. Listen to Stanford IHUM Fellow speak about the philosophy of Martin Heidegger.
October 11, 2005. Listen to Professor Elisabeth Boyi speak about African and Caribbean authors who write in French, with special focus on the Martinican poet Aimé Césaire.
October 4, 2005. Listen to Professor Girard speak about his theory of ritual sacrifice and the scapegoat in relation to myth and religion from the Old Testament to Ancient Greek Tragedy to Nietzsche.
September 28, 2005. This week we talk about the French Enlightenment with Professor Dan Edelstein. The discussion includes the relationship between the Enlightenment and Totalitarianism.
September 17, 2005. This week we talk about sports and athletic beauty with Professor Gumbrecht, whose new book "In praise of athletic beauty" just appeared in Germany.
September 17, 2005. Listen to Professor Girard speak about his theory of mimetic desire in relation to authors like Shakespeare and Cervantes.
September 14, 2005. This week we are talking about the modern French novel with Stanford Professor Laura Wittman. We will spend most of the time speaking about Michel Tournier's novel Friday
March 13, 2023-- A conversation with Bryan Cheong about Artificial Intelligence.