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Sophia | Nov 9, 2018 | Daniel Kaufman & David Ottlinger

Sophia

What is truth, anyway?

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Philosophers Daniel Kaufman and Crispin Sartwell discuss the “true” meaning of truth according to different branches of philosophy.

The Wright Show

How Facebook manipulates us

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Douglas Rushkoff, author of the new book Team Human, explains.

The power of fictional thinking

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Stephen Asma and Rami Gabriel discuss the essential role of narrative in art, literature, and human life.

The Wright Show

Is physical stuff all there is?

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Robert Wright and philosopher Gideon Rosen discuss the doctrine of materialism.

How does acupuncture work?

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Josh Summers and Dr. Dan Keown, author of The Uncharted Body: A New Textbook of Medicine, discuss modern understandings of the traditional Chinese practice.

The Wright Show

The paradoxical psychology of a great movie ending

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Golden Globe–winning producer Lindsay Doran discusses an odd disjunction between how movies end and how we remember them ending.

Sophia

On being canceled

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Daniel Kaufman and Oliver Traldi discuss the professional risk involved in expressing heterodox views in the field of philosophy.

Culturally Determined

The interpretation of dreams

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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

A postmodern view of the Bible

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Philosopher and theologian John D. Caputo explains how he understands Scripture.

Mind-Body Problems

Is there a female psyche?

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John Horgan speaks with economist and transgender woman Deirdre McCloskey about how her unique experience informs her understanding of the mind-body problem.