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Daniel Kahneman and the Rationalists (Robert Wright & Paul Bloom)

Daniel Kahneman and the Rationalists (Robert Wright & Paul Bloom)


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0:00 Why Paul’s eclipse experience eclipsed Bob’s
6:01 Remembering pioneering psychologist Daniel Kahneman
16:09 Bob fails gender affirmation test
20:50 Has the “replication crisis” tainted Kahneman’s legacy?
27:23 Eastern vs. Western “enlightenment”
35:34 How AI doomerism came to the rationalist community
45:18 3 Body Problem review goes into 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 10, 2024.

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Overtime titles:

0:00 Should humanity welcome AI/alien overlords?
4:44 What was the movie Harvey trying to say?
15:07 Psychedelics as psycho-technology
26:59 The therapy crapshoot
31:06 The self-immolating airman and the trouble with mental “illness”
42:58 Poor Things baffles Bob

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