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19 January 2020

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Being a parent is a spiritual path

John Horgan speaks with psychologist Steve Taylor, author of the book Spiritual Science, about pursuing a contemplative life while raising children. Play entire video

What—if anything—is moral truth?

Robert Wright and philosopher Gideon Rosen discuss the meaning of the term “moral realism.”

Is equanimity the enemy of activism?

Robert Wright speaks with Rhonda Magee, author of the new book The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness.

Epicureanism vs. Stoicism

Robert Wright speaks with Catherine Wilson, author of the new book How to Be an Epicurean, about the rival ancient philosophies.

The disappointing personal morality of moral philosophers

Daniel Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci discuss whether philosophy makes one better at living.

Varieties of mystical experience

Robert Wright speaks with Jay Michaelson, author of the new book Enlightenment by Trial and Error, about enlightenment in the Buddhist and Jewish traditions.

How empathy can tear us apart

Robert Wright speaks with psychologist Paul Bloom about a new study on empathy and political polarization.

The online porn effect

Daniel Kaufman and Meghan Daum, author of the new book The Problem with Everything, discuss the ways that online pornography has changed Millennials’ attitudes toward sex.

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Can philosophy help NYC?

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Daniel Kaufman speaks with Joseph Biehl, founder of the Gotham Philosophical Society.

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Does philosophy matter?

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Daniel Kaufman and Spencer Case ask whether there are fundamental debates in philosophy that can never be resolved.

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A changed heart vs. a false front

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David Ottlinger speaks with philosopher J.P. Messina about the distorting effects of social censorship.