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27 June 2019

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That “analytic swing”

Josh Summers speaks with jazz pianist Aaron Goldberg about his time working as a full-time musician while studying in a philosophy graduate program under Daniel Dennett. Play entire video

Embrace the strange

Jeffrey Kripal, author of the new book The Flip: Epiphanies of Mind and the Future of Knowledge, argues that strict materialism does more to encourage religious fundamentalism than to stem it.

Mourning on Twitter

Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Rachel Vorona-Cote, who recently wrote about grieving her mother’s death in the essay “The Fraught Culture of Online Mourning.”

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Abuse in the yoga community

Josh Summers speaks with Matthew Remski, author of the new book Practice and All Is Coming, about the prevalence of sexual assault in highly devoted yoga communities.

How recovered memory therapy led to the Satanic panic

Sarah Marshall describes the strange origins of the Satanic ritual abuse panic that swept the US during the 1980s.

Is philosophy “okay”?

Daniel Kaufman and Robert Gressis discuss the state of the discipline and the role of altruism in the lives of philosophy professors. 

The need to “complete the Darwinian revolution”

Robert Wright speaks with David Sloan Wilson, author of the new book This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian Revolution.

The world is what it is. Or is it?

Philosophers Dan Kaufman and Crispin Sartwell debate the relationship between human senses and reality.

The Wright Show

A thought experiment about free will and moral responsibility

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Philosopher Gideon Rosen considers an ancient slaveholder who has no idea that slavery is wrong.

Culturally Determined

Is it ethical to not read the news?

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Leah Finnegan, who recently wrote about radically reducing her news consumption.