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Mind-Body Problems | Mar 4, 2019 | Nikita Petrov & John Horgan

The Wright Show

A Nobel winner!

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Science writer John Horgan explains the “long bet” he just won over string theory and the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Culturally Determined

Millennials and magic

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Cait Raft and Drew Spears, the cohosts of This Podcast Is Self Care, about why many young people are embracing tarot, astrology, and crystals.

The Wright Show

Watch what you say!

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Bhikkhu Bodhi, a translator of ancient Buddhist texts, discusses the demanding Buddhist ideal of “right speech.”

Sophia

Describing “ultimate reality”

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Daniel Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci discuss whether physicists will be ever able to describe the structure of reality.

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Are boycotts ethical?

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Philosopher David Ottlinger speaks with business ethics professor Carson Young.

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The philosophy of aspiration

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Robert Wright speaks with philosopher Agnes Callard, author of the book Aspiration: The Agency of Becoming, about how we change what we value.

The Negative Mystical Experience

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Seattle-based artist David Poleski describes how a sudden feeling of “being stabbed in the psyche” set him off on a spiritual quest and led to a conflict with Sai Baba, India’s “miracle man.”

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The traits that make your self yourself

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Robert Wright speaks with psychologist Nina Strohminger about her research on the essential components of the self.

Sophia

What comes after postmodernism?

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Daniel Kaufman and E. John Winner ponder a future of cultural stagnation.