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MeaningofLife.tv | Nov 15, 2017 | Philip Menchaca & Michael Jerryson

Sophia

A coalition built on difference

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Dan Kaufman speaks with clinical psychologist and MeaningofLife commenter Richard Thompson, a.k.a. miceelf88, on the changing role of empathy in political discourse.

What gender is your soul?

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YouTube personality ContraPoints explains how her identity has evolved through the process of gender transition.

Are emotions a social construct?

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Stephen Asma and Rami Gabriel reflect on the modern instinct to sort human behavior into “cultural” and “biological” categories.

The Wright Show

Why human dignity isn’t enough

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Philosopher Tamler Sommers, author of the new book Why Honor Matters, makes the case.

Culturally Determined

Putting Darth Vader on the couch

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Psychologist Kathryn Gordon cohosts Jedi Counsel, a podcast looking at pop culture characters through a psychological lens. Here she discusses the narcissism of Darth Vader.

The Wright Show

Atheism, religion, and tribalism

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Robert Wright and atheist author Chris Stedman discuss the group dynamics of believers and non-believers. PlusIs the New Atheism a gateway to the alt-right?

The Wright Show

Does the Western Enlightenment need Eastern enlightenment?

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Steven Pinker discusses his bestselling new book Enlightenment Now with Robert Wright.

Culturally Determined

Are we in the dark ages of understanding mental health?

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Danielle Tcholakian discuss why research is lacking on long-term use of antidepressants.

When you’re caught being yourself

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Scott Barry Kaufman and Ellen Hendriksen, author of the new book How to Be Yourself: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety, discuss how to overcome the core fears that define social anxiety.

Sophia

Minds on lockdown

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Dan Kaufman and Crispin Sartwell discuss whether the high-security environment of modern schooling hurts the cultivation of good citizenship.