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5 September 2015

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Glenn Loury (Brown University) and Joshua Cohen (Boston Review, Stanford University)

Josh and Glenn bring in the New Year on The Glenn Show. They discuss the larger significance of fiscal cliff showdown. Turning to a review of Campaign 2012, Glenn asks about the deeper meaning of Obama’s decisive victory. Poverty received little attention during the election—could the theory of justice advanced by philosopher John Rawls be a remedy? Next, a few of the best pieces published last year by Boston Review, the intellectual magazine Josh has edited for two decades: a forum on effective early childhood interventions, a report on the teaching of philosophy to high school students in Brazil, and an interview with author Junot Diaz.

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Recorded:Jan 1    Posted:Jan 2, 2013
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The Glenn Show | Jan 2, 2013 | Glenn Loury & Joshua Cohen

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Show Me a Hero and solving the tragedy of the commons

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Kriston Capps discuss how the HBO miniseries depicted the evolution of public housing.

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate the deeper meaning of the rise of Donald Trump and Ben Carson.

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Why does God have to be perfect?

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Robert Wright and David Corn contemplate a God who isn’t omnipotent and infinitely good. Plus: How to leave a meaningful legacy.

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Robert Wright and John Horgan discuss the pros and cons of believing in free will. Plus: Theology via drug trip.

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Showing sign language to non-signers

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Brent Strickland describes his experiments testing whether we have an innate sense of whether verbs are “telic,” meaning they having a definite end point.

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“Knowing how” vs. “knowing that”

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Daniel Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci examine a key distinction raised by the philosopher Gilbert Ryle. Plus: The legacy of Bertrand Russell’s “Why I Am Not a Christian.”

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The Glenn Show

What makes homicide detectives different

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Glenn Loury speaks with Jill Leovy, author of the book Ghettoside, about police psychology. Plus: The pettiness of homicide.