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Recorded:Nov 15    Posted:Nov 18, 2020
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Sophia | Nov 18, 2020 | Daniel Kaufman & Kevin Currie-Knight

Mind-Body Problems

Is free will incompatible with the laws of physics?

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John Horgan and physicist Sabine Hossenfelder debate whether a belief in free will requires us to deny some of the fundamental laws of physics.

The Wright Show

Ten tools for embracing your finitude

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Robert Wright and Oliver Burkeman, author of the new book Four Thousand Weeks, discuss some workable time management techniques.

The Wright Show

The “apologist” smear

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Robert Wright and Josh Summers discuss the stigmatization of people who try to understand the behavior of adversaries.

The Wright Show

Dissecting Darwin

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Robert Wright and anthropologist Agustín Fuentes, author of a controversial article on The Descent of Man, try to unpack Darwin’s attitudes on race and genocide.

Mind-Body Problems

Is “information” the key to quantum mechanics?

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John Horgan and science writer Philip Ball discuss the roles of consciousness and calculation in quantum mechanics.

Psychopolitica

Hitting the existential brick wall

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Over a slideshow of his work, the artist David Poleski describes a devastating “negative mystical experience” he had in 1974.

The Wright Show

It’s time for a psychological revolution!

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In a conversation with Rob Wiblin, a leader of the effective altruism movement, Robert Wright argues that unchecked cognitive biases are pushing the world toward disaster.

The Wright Show

Defying your tribe, mindfully

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Robert Wright and Josh Summers ask whether mindfulness can help us overcome the fear of blowback from within our own tribe.

The Wright Show

Do our intentions matter?

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Robert Wright and psychologist Paul Bloom discuss why we punish people for unintentional transgressions.

The Wright Show

Approaches to ultimate reality

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Robert Wright and John Thatamanil, author of the new book Circling the Elephant, discuss how different religious traditions try to access divinity