MeaningofLife.tv
logo

21 November 2018

logo

Share this video:

Or choose a specific part to share:

Start at:
Stop at:
Preview

Embed this video, or the specific part you've chosen, on your site:

Recorded:Jun 13    Posted:Jun 26, 2018
Download:
mp3
Sophia | Jun 26, 2018 | Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci

The Wright Show

What is “compatibilism”?

playvideo screenshot

Philosopher Eddy Nahmias lays out the view that free will and determinism can be reconciled.

Culturally Determined

Don’t be the alpha dog

playvideo screenshot

Animal behaviorist Rebecca Lohnes explains how a flawed study of wolves led to bad ideas about how to train dogs.

Having a beer with Jesus

playvideo screenshot

Stanford anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann talks about the phenomenon of a “hyper-real God” that she encountered in American evangelical churches.

Mind-Body Problems

What is beauty to humans, birds, and baboons?

playvideo screenshot

Philosopher and novelist Rebecca Goldstein remembers a moment of awe she shared with a troop of baboons.

Explaining “neo-Shamanism”

playvideo screenshot

Daniel Pinchbeck, author of the book How Soon Is Now?, discusses the neo-Shamanic movement and whether it furthers the goals of capitalism.

Sophia

How to survive a mugging

playvideo screenshot

Dan Kaufman and David Ottlinger discuss the philosophy behind conservative pro-gun arguments.

Culturally Determined

The responsibilities that we bear to each other

playvideo screenshot

Brandy Jensen discusses the core theme of her advice column, “Ask a F*ck-Up.”

Mind-Body Problems

Does philosophy lead to practical wisdom?

playvideo screenshot

Philosopher Owen Flanagan draws on his experiences with mind-altering substances and a brain tumor to reflect on free will and responsibility.

The Wright Show

How to win a Nobel Prize

playvideo screenshot

Neuroscientist Eric Kandel describes the research that revealed the cellular basis of long-term and short-term memory and earned him a morning phone call from the Swedish Academy.

Scientology and language programming

playvideo screenshot

Nikita Petrov and Tony Ortega use Scientology’s practice of looking words up in the dictionary as a case study for the relationship between language and ideology.