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Recorded:May 11    Posted:May 16, 2016
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The Wright Show | May 16, 2016 | Robert Wright & Anantanand Rambachan

The Wright Show

Rescued from the dustbin of history

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A long-lost, never-before-shown 2006 conversation between Robert Wright and “new atheist” Sam Harris.

Sophia

Revisiting Plato’s Ring of Gyges

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

The Wright Show

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.

Mind-Body Problems

Should we fear scientific certainty?

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

Mind-Body Problems

Being a parent is a spiritual path

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

The Wright Show

What—if anything—is moral truth?

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

Sophia

Can philosophy help NYC?

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

The Wright Show

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.

Sophia

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.

The Wright Show

Epicureanism vs. Stoicism

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