Society http://kalw.org en Acting Together on Philosophy Talk http://kalw.org/post/acting-together-philosophy-talk <p>Many goals are too complex for one person to accomplish alone. Every day, we pool together our planning abilities with those around us to get things done. It’s clear that without shared agency, none of our familiar social institutions could exist. However, philosophers are in disagreement about what shared agency actually entails. What is it about collective action that's unique, and why does it come about? How is acting together sometimes greater than the sum of its parts? Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:51:10 +0000 Devon Strolovitch 40927 at http://kalw.org Acting Together on Philosophy Talk Philosophy Talk takes on the Challenges of an Aging Population http://kalw.org/post/philosophy-talk-takes-challenges-aging-population <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>All over the world, people are living longer and having fewer children than ever before. In less than two decades, one fifth of the US population will be over 65 years old. So what do these radically changed demographics mean for how we re-imagine the shape of a human life? Should we think of the rapidly increasing older population as a blessing or a burden? Sat, 23 Nov 2013 19:24:28 +0000 Devon Strolovitch 36310 at http://kalw.org Philosophy Talk takes on the Challenges of an Aging Population