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Recorded:Nov 20    Posted:Nov 28, 2015
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Sophia | Nov 28, 2015 | Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci

Being free together

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Psychologist David Barash, author of Buddhist Biology, argues for combining exist­entialism with Buddhist notions of interconnectedness. Plus: The ecosystem of the self.

“We should just cut each other some slack”

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John Horgan explains how writing his new free e-book, Mind-Body Problems, made him embrace some wacky theories of consciousness.

Culturally Determined

Abandoning the “beauty suit”

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Lauren Shields discusses the “experiment” she conducted on herself, described in her new book, The Beauty Suit: How My Year of Religious Modesty Made Me a Better Feminist.

The Wright Show

Can free will exist in a deterministic universe?

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Robert Wright and philosopher Gregg Caruso wrestle with the slippery notion of “compatibilism.”

The Wright Show

Why “cultural appropriation” is a mixed-up idea

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Robert Wright speaks with philosopher K. Anthony Appiah, author of the new book The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity.

The Wright Show

Nirvana, here and now?

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Robert Wright speaks with Bhikkhu Bodhi, a Buddhist monk, about achieving a form of transcendence.

All the old familiar places

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Stephen Asma and Rami Gabriel discuss new research into the importance of environmental cues in human habits and addiction.

Culturally Determined

Modern male stereotypes: Homer Simpson vs. Harvey Weinstein

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Philip Christman, author of the recent essay “What Is It Like to Be a Man?”

Sophia

Are philosophy departments in danger?

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Philosophers Daniel Kaufman and Justin Weinberg consider.

The Wright Show

The weirdest thing in physics

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Robert Wright and philosopher Tim Maudlin discuss quantum non-locality.