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Recorded:Apr 11    Posted:Apr 20, 2018
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The Wright Show | Apr 20, 2018 | Robert Wright & Jon Kabat-Zinn

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.”

Abuse in the yoga community

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Josh Summers speaks with Matthew Remski, author of the new book Practice and All Is Coming, about the prevalence of sexual assault in highly devoted yoga communities.

Culturally Determined

How recovered memory therapy led to the Satanic panic

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Sarah Marshall describes the strange origins of the Satanic ritual abuse panic that swept the US during the 1980s.

Sophia

Is philosophy “okay”?

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Daniel Kaufman and Robert Gressis discuss the state of the discipline and the role of altruism in the lives of philosophy professors. 

The Wright Show

The need to “complete the Darwinian revolution”

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Robert Wright speaks with David Sloan Wilson, author of the new book This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian Revolution.

Culturally Determined

Is it ethical to not read the news?

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Leah Finnegan, who recently wrote about radically reducing her news consumption.

Sophia

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.