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The Wright Show | Mar 1, 2017 | Robert Wright & David Wallace

Sophia

My brain made me do it!

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Daniel Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci on why science alone can’t explain behavior. Plus: The errors of Daniel Dennett.

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Could a god work in quantum ways?

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Robert Wright asks Brian Greene whether the laws of physics leave room for outside intervention. Plus: The surprising appeal of “many worlds”.

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Wrestling with determinism

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Ted Chiang, the writer behind Arrival, argues you should try to make an effort even if your future is set. Plus: Meet the Predictor.

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?

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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.