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The Wright Show | Oct 12, 2016 | Robert Wright & John Thatamanil

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.

The Wright Show

What is grace?

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Theologian Serene Jones, author of the new book Call It Grace: Finding Meaning in a Fractured World, offers an answer.

Sophia

Was Prince genderqueer?

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Philosophers Daniel Kaufman and Jane Clare Jones discuss the late rock star’s expression of gender.

The Wright Show

What’s going on in the heads of Flat Earthers?

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Lee McIntyre, author of the new book The Scientific Attitude: Defending Science from Denial, Fraud, and Pseudoscience, explains why no amount of evidence can convince a certain kind of science skeptic.

Sophia

Is it time for the humanities to strike?

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Philosopher Daniel Kaufman speaks with Nathan Eckstrand, author of a recent essay arguing for an international labor strike in college humanities departments.

That “analytic swing”

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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.

Mind-Body Problems

Embrace the strange

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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.

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

Mourning on Twitter

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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.”