William Jackson Harper &
Professor Kennan Ferguson, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
On this weeks show we are honored to be joined by actor and star of hit comedy The Good Place, William Jackson Harper. Mr Harper talks about the star-making role as the completely indecisive professor Chidi Anagonye, what it’s like working with comedy legends like Ted Danson, and how the shows philosophy, moral and ethical plot lines have made him think about his own life.
Then Professor Kennan Ferguson of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee shares how real academics view the premise and questions raised on The Good Place, and how the writers are tackling the big moral and ethical questions.
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William Jackson Harper is an actor, known for The Good Place (2016), Paterson (2016) and High Maintenance (2012). He made is Broadway debut in 2014 in All the Way.
Professor Kennan Ferguson teaches political philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He is the author of All in the Family: On Community and Incommensurability; William James: Politics in the Pluriverse, and The Politics of Judgment. He co-edits the journal Theory & Event and the book series Modernity and Political Thought.