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25 February 2020

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Is pansexuality obligatory?

Daniel Kaufman speaks with philosopher Robert Gressis, who recently examined the question in an essay. Play entire video

Sympathy for Sandler

Daniel Kaufman and Milton Lawson discuss the immoral main character of Uncut Gems, played by Adam Sandler. (Contains spoilers.)

Revisiting Plato’s Ring of Gyges

Philosophers Daniel Kaufman and Spencer Case use the myth of a ring that grants invisibility to debate moral realism.

Should we fear scientific certainty?

Science journalist John Horgan and philosopher of science Massimo Pigliucci consider.

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.

What—if anything—is moral truth?

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

Can philosophy help NYC?

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

Does philosophy matter?

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

The Wright Show

What explains the taboo against the academic study of UFOs?

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Robert Wright speaks with political scientist Alexander Wendt, who recently delivered a TEDx talk titled “Wanted: A Science of UFOs.”

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Where Existentialists and Stoics agree

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Robert Wright speaks with Skye Cleary and Massimo Pigliucci, co-editors of the new book How to Live a Good Life and proponents, respectively, of Existentialism and Stoicism.

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Is equanimity the enemy of activism?

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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.