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Campus Protests, Dennett’s Legacy (Robert Wright & Paul Bloom)

Campus Protests, Dennett’s Legacy (Robert Wright & Paul Bloom)


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0:00 Paul asserts his right to non-assertion
4:07 Campus protests and free speech controversies
19:29 Have pro-Palestine protestors crossed a line? Have their opposition?
30:49 Will the protests force a reckoning on campus “wokeness”?
39:45 Remembering philosopher Daniel Dennett
47:39 Bob vs Dennett on consciousness
1:00:23 Does the mind-body problem suggest a cosmic solution?
1:10:10 Heading to Overtime

Robert Wright (Nonzero, The Evolution of God, Why Buddhism Is True) and Paul Bloom (, University of Toronto, The Sweet Spot, Against Empathy). Recorded April 24, 2024.

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Overtime titles:

0:00 The problem(s) with the 3 Body Problem
15:03 Bob and Dennett’s big breakup: a breakdown
38:58 The time Keanu Reeves glitched at Bob’s expense
44:42 Does Bob have a “Burn Book” in his future?

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