19 September 2020


How can there be persons?

Philosophers Daniel Kaufman and Joshua Rasmussen consider. Play entire video

Mindfully coping with anger on social media

Robert Wright speaks with meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg, author of the new book Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World.

An extremely unusual last will and testament

Ingrid Newkirk, a founder of PETA and the author of the new book Animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries about Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion, describes what will happen to her body after she dies.

Why does bad CGI make us feel weird?

Daniel Kaufman and David Ottlinger apply a philosophical lens to the question.

The ABCs of meaning

Robert Wright speaks with Bruce Feiler, author of the new book Life Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age, about the roles played by “agency,” “belonging,” and “cause” in a meaningful life.

Preserving the liberal tradition

Daniel Kaufman and Russell Blackford, author of The Tyranny of Opinion: Conformity and the Future of Liberalism, discuss John Stuart Mill’s vision of liberalism.

Of monsters and men

Robert Wright speaks with David Livingstone Smith, author of the new book On Inhumanity: Dehumanization and How to Resist It, about the psychology of viewing another person as a monster.

The logic(s) of Buddhist nonviolence

Bhikkhu Bodhi, a scholar of Buddhism and a monk, lays out a pragmatic rationale and a spiritual rationale, both found in ancient texts.


What makes the Marvel films great

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Daniel Kaufman speaks with comic book writer Milton Lawson.


The silence of public philosophy in a time of crisis

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Daniel Kaufman and Crispin Sartwell ask why philosophers aren’t engaged in urgent questions of value.

Mind-Body Problems

Panpsychism’s moral dimension

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John Horgan and philosopher Philip Goff, author of the book Galileo’s Error: Foundations for a New Science of Consciousness, discuss the possible moral implications of the theory of universal consciousness.