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19 May 2019

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Is it ethical to not read the news?

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

The world is what it is. Or is it?

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

Are we on the road to civilizational collapse?

Robert Wright speaks with Luke Kemp of Cambridge University’s Centre for the Study of Existential Risk.

The domestication of the human species

Primatologist Richard Wrangham, author of the new book The Goodness Paradox, discusses how our ancestors dealt with violent males—and made our species gentler.

Beauty and the divine

Robert Wright and theologian John Thatamanil discuss the role of beauty in the “process theology” of Alfred North Whitehead.

Is three a crowd?

Robert Wright speaks with evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller about the logic and benefits of polyamorous relationships.

Fingernail clippings and other problems with bodily resurrection

B. D. McClay discusses how early Christian thinkers tried to reckon with the body and the spirit.

Eating meat without killing animals

Robert Wright speaks with Paul Shapiro, author of Clean Meat, about the future of lab-grown meat.

The Wright Show

Why happiness is fleeting

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Robert Wright speaks with psychologist William von Hippel, author of the new book The Social Leap: The New Evolutionary Science of Who We Are, Where We Come From, and What Makes Us Happy.

The Wright Show

Is tribalism natural?

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Robert Wright and psychologist Paul Bloom discuss studies of children and infants that bear on the psychology of tribalism.

Sophia

Analytic vs. continental philosophy

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Philosophers Daniel Kaufman and Crispin Sartwell discuss the divide between the two schools of philosophical thought.