Things hid and barr'd from common sense
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
The Optimist's Guide to Schopenhauer's Pessimism (Audio Essay)
Schopenhauer was a profoundly pessimistic man. He argued that all life was suffering. Was he right or is there room for optimism? This...
Monday, March 18, 2019
Is there such a thing as moral progress?
Picture taken from William Murphy on Flickr We often speak as if we believe in moral progress. We talk about recent moral changes, s...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
#55 - Baum on the Long-Term Future of Human Civilisation
In this episode I talk to Seth Baum. Seth is an interdisciplinary researcher working across a wide range of fields in natural and social ...
Thursday, March 7, 2019
The Moral Problem of Accelerating Change (Audio Essay)
( Subscribe here ) This is an experiment. For a number of years, people have been asking me to provide audio versions of the essays ...
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
LOVE: ROBOTS Video (Medicine Unboxed 2018)
Medicine Unboxed 2018 LOVE - ROBOTS - John Danaher from Medicine Unboxed on Vimeo . Here's a video of an interview I did with Dr S...
Monday, March 4, 2019
The Ambitious Academic: A Moral Evaluation
"Ambition makes you look pretty ugly” ( Radiohead, Paranoid Android ) In Act 1, Scene VII of Macbeth , Shakespeare acknowledge...
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Episode #54 - Sebo on the Moral Problem of Other Minds
In this episode I talk to Jeff Sebo. Jeff is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Affiliated Professor of Bioethics, ...
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