Scott Hershovitz | Nasty, Brutish, and Short - Adventures in Philosophy


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In this episode, my guest is Scott Hershovitz, the author of Nasty, Brutish, and Short: Adventures in Philosophy with My Kids. Scott is the Thomas G. and Mabel Long Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan. As you’ll hear in the episode, Scott has a deep passion for philosophy. You can learn more about his work at

In the conversation, Scott and I discuss:

  • Why kids are good philosophers
  • How to have fun doing philosophy
  • Exploring perennial questions
  • The meaning of wisdom
  • The virtue of justice and much more

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