Daniel Dennett vs Keith Ward: Are we more than matter? Mind, consciousness and free will – Unbelievable?

I was a little disappointed in this podcast. I did appreciate the respect between the two participants but I did not feel like either one did a particularly good job of engaging the other person’s ideas. However you do get to see the ideas that each person is putting forward and so I do think it is still worth a listen.

Unbelievable?

In the 5th episode of The Big Conversation, Justin is joined by atheist guest Daniel Dennett and Christian guest Keith Ward. Daniel C Dennett is Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University, USA and a leading naturalist voice in the philosophy of mind. Keith Ward is a British philosopher and former Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford University as well as being an ordained priest in the Church of England..

They debate physicalism, idealism, the ‘hard problem’ of consciousness, whether an objective moral realm exists, freewill vs determinism and whether robots could have an immortal soul  Watch the video debate and subscribe to the newsletter at https://www.thebigconversation.show/daniel-dennett-and-keith-ward

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Hitchens vs Hitchens debate on War and God – podcast special Unbelievable?

An interesting debate between Christopher Hitchens and his brother Paul. Paul does a medium job. Hitch is a powerful orator but, with respect to God in particular, he rarely says something. Hitch blithely dances atop his unexamined presuppositions.

It is interesting to hear their different perspectives on the Iraq war.

Unbelievable?

In this podcast special edition of the show Justin broadcasts the 2008 public debate between Christopher Hitchens and his brother Peter Hitchens. Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) was one of the four so-called ‘horsemen of the new atheism’, well known for his colourful anti-theistic polemical writing and speaking. In contrast his journalist brother Peter Hitchens is a Christian who converted from atheism in his adult years. In this classic public debate from 2008, hosted by the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University, both men debate the Iraq war, the case for God and respond to questions from the 1,400 strong audience. For the Hauenstein Center: https://www.gvsu.edu/hc/

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Sunday Special Ep 9: Sam Harris – The Ben Shapiro Show

Two intellectually honest people of diverging views. Sam reveals his “objective” basis for morality in a materialistic universe. It doesn’t pan out but is definitely worth listening to.

The Ben Shapiro Show

Sam Harris joins Ben for a wide-ranging discussion on identity politics, the existence of God, and the Bible’s view of slavery. Date: 07-06-2018

#1081 – Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying – The Joe Rogan Experience

A fascinating discussion with two extremely smart people who do not fit neatly into any one category.

The Joe Rogan Experience

Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying are former professors of Evolutionary Biology at Evergreen State College. Watch more of Bret’s work at http://patreon.com/bretweinstein and read Heather’s writing at http://heatherheying.com.

Greg Lukianoff and Jon Haidt on The Coddling of the American Mind: Half Hour of Heterodoxy #34

A great half hour about resilience from careful thinkers.

Half Hour of Heterodoxy

Show Notes

A discussion of The Coddling of the American Mind, just published this month, with the authors Greg Lukianoff and Jon Haidt. Greg Lukianoff is director of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). Jon Haidt is a founder of Heterodox Academy and professor of ethical leadership at NYU’s Stern school.

Timeline

The history behind the Coddling article 1:59

Greg’s battle with depression 6:15

Nietzsche or Stoic views of pain 9:00

The untruth of good and evil people 12:20

Is no one truly evil? 18:16

Solutions 20:09

Is Jon hopeful? 24:20

Books and Article Mentioned In This Episode:

The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jon Haidt

The Worry Cure: Seven Steps to Stop Worry from Stopping You by Robert Leahy

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David Burns

Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder by Nassim Taleb

The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity by Kwame Anthony Appiah

Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations by Amy Chua

People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil by M. Scott Peck

Does Our Cultural Obsession With Safety Spell the Downfall of Democracy? by Thomas Chatterton Williams

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Transcript

This is a transcript of this episode.

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Robert M. Pirsig Dies

NPR reports that Robert M Pirsig, the author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintanence and Lila: An Inquiry into Morals has died at age 88.

Zen was eye opening and life changing, each time I read it. Lila felt like a work of obligation. While Lila had moments where the third person was used more powerfully than I had ever encountered it before, on the whole I found to book maddening. The quickest way to describe it is the difference between Socrates and Plato. In fact I would Liken Zen to the Apology and Lila to the Republic in regard to their approach to establishing ideas. I was over 10% younger than I am now when I read it and think I might take a gentler view should I read it again.

He was the first person to introduce me to the non-rational foundations of our value systems, every single one. I am grateful for this.

I hope he found the Quality he was looking for.

Rest In Peace Mr. Pirsig.