Posted:Feb 18, 2018
- Jeet Heer, TNR, “America’s First Postmodern President”
- Tom Edsall, New York Times, “Is President Trump a Stealth Postmodernist or Just a Liar?”
- Alexis Madrigal, The Atlantic, “What we want to know when we search for Bitcoin”
- John Searle, New York Review of Books, “The Storm Over the University” (paywalled)
- John Searle, New York Review of Books, “The Word Turned Upside Down”
Culturally Determined | Feb 18, 2018 | Aryeh Cohen-Wade & David Ottlinger
Historians Bill Black and John Fea, author of the book Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump, discuss how evangelical Christians were drawn to Trump’s campaign messaging.
Daniel Kaufman and Oliver Traldi discuss the professional risk involved in expressing heterodox views in the field of philosophy.
Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Alice Robb, author of the new book Why We Dream, about the meaning of events—such as one’s teeth falling out—that happen in our dreams.
The Wright Show
Philosopher and theologian John D. Caputo explains how he understands Scripture.
John Horgan speaks with economist and transgender woman Deirdre McCloskey about how her unique experience informs her understanding of the mind-body problem.
The Wright Show
Contrary to longstanding dogma, heredity can be influenced by the environment. Robert Wright and philosopher Massimo Pigliucci discuss.
Aryeh Cohen-Wade talks to Travis Smith, author of Superhero Ethics, which uses comic book characters as a lens to examine ethics and values.
Philosopher Dan Kaufman asks writer E. John Winner, a veteran of the NYC punk scene, whether the well of youthful rebellion springs eternal.
Theoretical biologist Stuart Kauffman recounts how a premonition of his daughter’s tragic death shaped his ideas about consciousness.