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MeaningofLife.tv | Sep 24, 2016 | Philip Menchaca & Anthony Silvia

How do smart people end up in cults?

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Documentary maker Alex Howard on what drew people into Andrew Cohen’s movement EnlightenNext.

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The world is what it is. Or is it?

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

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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.

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Are we on the road to civilizational collapse?

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

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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.

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The domestication of the human species

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

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Beauty and the divine

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

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Is three a crowd?

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

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Fingernail clippings and other problems with bodily resurrection

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

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Analytic vs. continental philosophy

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