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  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Delivers Rathbun Lecture on a Meaningful Life
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    Justice Ginsburg on a Meaningful Life

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about her life and career during the annual “Rathbun Lecture on a Meaningful Life.” After her speech, she was interviewed by Dean Shaw and…

    1,971 views
  • emAmerican Nietzscheem
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    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 part…

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  • emWashington Postem Hosts Transformers Summit
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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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  • Discussion on Science Skeptics
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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 about how to get “science…

    1,845 views
  • Gary Saul Morson on emThe Fabulous Futureem
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    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 Morton…

    770 views
  • Lewis Gordon on emWhat Fanon Saidem
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    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…

    1,708 views
  • Discussion on Discovering Life in the Universe
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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 interviews…

    696 views
  • emBOBOs in Paradiseem
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    BOBOs in Paradise

    David Brooks discussed his book BOBOs in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There, published by Simon and Schuster. The book examines what the author terms as the dominant class in today’s…

    2,020 views
  • Dalai Lama on Free Enterprise and Happiness
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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 a better life. He said that individual…

    3,857 views
  • emUnplanned Parenthoodem
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    Unplanned Parenthood

    The author discussed her book Unplanned Parenthood: The Confessions of a Seventysomething Surrogate Mother, published by Random House. The book focuses on Ms. Carpenter’s experiences…

    468 views
  • QA with Jason Brennan
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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 inclined to…

    4,634 views
  • emAmerican Nietzscheem
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    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 American thought…

    2,031 views
  • emPeaceful Revolutionem
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    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 Chapel. This…

    1,007 views
  • emAmerica the Philosophicalem
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    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 audience. This was an event…

    256 views
  • After Words with Alain de Botton
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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…

    5,688 views
  • emBlue Collar Intellectualsem
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    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 were. He responded to…

    830 views
  • emIslam  A Short Historyem
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    Islam: A Short History

    Karen Armstrong talked about her book Islam: A Short History, published by Modern Library. The book traces the origins and growth of the Islamic faith from the revelations Muhammad received…

    3,554 views
  • emLake Views This World and the Universeem
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    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…

    1,088 views
  • After Words with Michael Gazzaniga
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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 their…

    1,288 views
  • emWar of the Worldviews Science vs Spiritualityem
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    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 responded to…

    2,038 views
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