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Wednesday, October 31st, 2012


Philosophy on Tap!
Coming to a TV-set near you


Philosophy on Tap premieres Saturday, Nov. 10th at 8:00pm on WTVP-HD.

Tim Irwin

“Philosophy” is a word that gets a workout. Google it and you’ll get about 359 million hits on everything from cosmetics to football to foreign policy. It is easy to get lost in a jumble of conflicting ideas—East versus West, science versus religion, speculative versus practical—and think that philosophy is something that belongs only to erudite departments in impressive universities. WTVP is blowing that impression out of the water with a new local production, Philosophy on Tap.

From the comfort of a bar stool at a local pub, host and educator Tim Irwin puts it simply: philosophy is the love of wisdom and its purpose is to satisfy the basic human desire to make sense of the world and all of its wonders. In this pilot program, Tim takes viewers through the history of Western philosophy and its various components, introducing founding philosophers and explaining key concepts in a surprisingly engaging, informative way. Using modern metaphors and a conversational style, Tim will have you embracing philosophical thoughts even if you don’t know your metaphysics from your axiology and your only acquaintance with Socrates is, “I drank what?”

Philosophy on Tap premieres Saturday, Nov. 10 at 8:00 p.m. on WTVP-HD, with an encore scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 8:30 p.m. Log in below and let us know what you think!









For further information contact Linda Miller, WTVP Vice President of Programming, at (309) 495-0591 or linda.miller@wtvp.org



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