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    Washington Post Transformers Summit, Part 1

    Science, business, and technology pioneers gathered at the Washington Post Transformers Summit to discuss advances that were driving dramatic change in fields such as artificial…

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    Book Discussion on American Nietzsche

    Professor Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen talked about her book, American Nietzsche: A History of an Icon and His Ideas. This interview, recorded on the campus of the University of Wisconsin, is…

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    Book Discussion on The Fabulous Future?

    Gary Saul Morson talked about his book, The Fablous Future?, in which he compiles various predictions about the state of the world in 25 years. Professor Morson co-edited the book with…

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    Book Discussion on What Fanon Said

    Lewis Gordon, co-author of What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction to His Life and Thought, talked about the life and philosophy of Frantz Fanon, author of The Wretched of the Earth…

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    Science Denial

    Scientists, authors, and journalists examined the phenomenon known as “science denialism.” Topics included the religious and corporate roots of those beliefs. They talked…

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    Discovering Life in the Universe

    Steven J. Dick talked about the social impact of discovering life in the universe and what history teaches us about this possibility.  This interview was part of a series of five…

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    Free Market Economics and Happiness

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso participated in a conference on how free enterprise, ethical leadership, human happiness, and a greater understanding of the mind can help make for…

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    Q&A with Jason Brennan

    Jason Brennan talked about his book, Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know. He suggested that his goal for the book was to make libertarianism seem reasonable to people who were not…

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    Book Discussion on Peaceful Revolution

    Iraq War veteran Paul Chappell lays out a plan to create a more peaceful world. He responded to questions from members of the audience in the University of Rochester Interfaith…

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    Book Discussion on America the Philosophical

    Carlin Romano, author of “America the Philosophical,” in conversation with Chicago Tribune cultural critic Julia Keller. He responded to questions from members of the…

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    After Words with Alain de Botton

    Mr. de Botton, an atheist, argues that rather than mocking religion, atheists and agnostics should steal the best ideas from world religions, such asthe methods for building strong…

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    Book Discussion on Blue Collar Intellectuals

    Daniel Flynn looked back at a time in the U.S. when the general population was interested in high culture and intellectuals were as important to popular culture as entertainers…

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    Book Discussion on American Nietzsche

    Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen talked about the history of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s impact on both the right and left in the United States and on multitudinous aspects of…

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    After Words with Michael Gazzaniga

    The latest book by the neuroscientist is a collection of his Gifford Lectures on science, religion and philosophy. In them, his fundamental premise is that people are responsible for…

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    Book Discussion on Great Books

    Mr. Denby discussed his book, Great Books: My Adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf and Other Indestructible Writers of the Western World, published by Simon and…

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    Book Discussion on War of the Worldviews: Science vs. Spirituality

    Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow debated whether science or religion (spirituality) forms the best foundation for understanding the world. Tim Shriver moderated. They also…

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    Book Discussion on Lake Views: This World and the Universe

    Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg talked about his book, Lake Views: This World and the Universe, which is a collection of essays of his views on topics ranging from problems of…

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    Book Discussion on The Social Animal

    David Brooks looks at how the unconscious mind shapes our character, intelligence, and biases. He spoke about the topic, the subject of his latest book, at the Free Library of…

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    Book Discussion on Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life

    Nicholas Philipson talked about his book Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life (Yale University Press, 2010), an intellectual biography of Scottish philosopher Adam Smith (1723-1790). The author…

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    In Depth with Martha Nussbaum

    Martha Nussbaum talked about her life, work, and career. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Martha Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service…

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