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The Wright Show | Jun 28, 2017 | Robert Wright & Jay Garfield

Sophia

Hume the Buddhist

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Robert Wright and Daniel Kaufman discuss the Scottish philosopher’s views on the self.

Sophia

What comes after postmodernism?

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Daniel Kaufman and E. John Winner ponder a future of cultural stagnation.

The Wright Show

Can quantum physics solve the free will and mind-body puzzles?

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Robert Wright speaks with Alexander Wendt, author of the book Quantum Mind and Social Science, about two of philosophy’s most intractable problems.

Why does Freud persist?

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John Horgan speaks with Frederick Crews, author of Freud: The Making of an Illusion, about why Freud is still a cultural icon long after his ideas have been discredited.

Sophia

Western philosophy and white supremacism

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Philosopher Crispin Sartwell lays out his argument comparing mind-body dualism with racism.

The Wright Show

The trouble with corporate mindfulness

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Robert Wright speaks with Ronald Purser, author of the new book McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality.

Sophia

How the Internet unleashed humanity’s id

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Philosopher Daniel Kaufman and journalist Oliver Burkeman discuss the psychological impulses that shape online news media today.

Feeling bad about positivity

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Josh Summers and Jenny Odell, author of the new book How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, discuss the banality of social media “positivity.”

Sophia

Stranger Things and the spirit of Gen X

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Daniel Kaufman and Milton Lawson discuss whether the Netflix hit signals Generation X will have its pop culture moment.

Culturally Determined

Searching for the science behind ASMR

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Jamie Lauren Keiles, who recently wrote about ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) for the New York Times Magazine.