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Sophia | Jul 11, 2015 | Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci

Sophia

Mindfulness vs. mindlessness

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Massimo Pigliucci describes how a modern Stoic meditates: “exactly the opposite” of how a Buddhist does it.

The Wright Show

Get over it!

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Robert Wright and Massimo Pigliucci on what Buddhism and Stoicism say about dealing with regret. Plus: Anxious? Embrace it.

About that rebirth

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Gil Fronsdal, author of The Buddha before Buddhism, talks about values Buddhism doesn’t quite share with its founder. Plus: What we need to let go of.

Sophia

Do “you” exist?

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Daniel Kaufman and Robert Wright debate the Buddhist idea that there is no “self.” Plus: Would the world be worse if everyone were enlightened?

The Wright Show

The awakened sociopath

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Robert Wright and meditation teacher Daniel Ingram consider the paradox of gurus who behave badly. Plus: Resisting Trump wisely.

Sophia

Degrees of agency

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Philosopher Crispin Sartwell uses the 12-step program to illustrate his views on responsibility without free will. Plus: Is the state necessary?

Sophia

What the hell is a law?

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Crispin Sartwell, author of Entanglements, describes a materialist view of social realities. Plus: Penetrated by reality.

Robots who reject polyamory

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Bioethicists James Hughes and Regina Rini explain how artificial intelligence could shape the future of human morality. Plus: Raising moral machines.

Skimming the surface of sleep

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Jason Siff, author of Thoughts Are Not The Enemy, explains why he allows his students to fall asleep during meditation. Plus: Think again, meditators!

The Wright Show

The origin of free will

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Philosopher Jay Garfield puts the notion of “free will” in historical context and explains why it doesn’t get much attention in Buddhist philosophy. Plus: Selflessness through selflessness.