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25 February 2018

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Recorded:Mar 29    Posted:Mar 31, 2016
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Culturally Determined | Mar 31, 2016 | Aryeh Cohen-Wade & John Ziegler

MeaningofLife.tv

What is panpsychism?

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Philosopher Galen Strawson argues that consciousness is a fundamental aspect of all matter.

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“A means of union among men”

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Dan Kaufman and Daniel Tippens discuss how art’s communicative nature is essential to the shared experiences that bind a society together.

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Why The Iliad is more morally complex than Star Wars

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Catherine Nichols argues that a villain having a change of heart is a distinctively modern storytelling trope.

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The Wright Show

One cure for tribalism

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Robert Wright and Fox News host Greg Gutfeld discuss a way to counter the divisiveness that social media encourages.

“Now, he belongs to the ages”

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Bill Black and historian Ted Miller discuss how John F. Kennedy’s assassination continues to shape Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidential legacy.

The Wright Show

A legacy of ruin

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David Frum, author of the new book Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic, on the lasting damage Trump could inflict on American norms and institutions.

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Can truth survive Trump?

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade and David Ottlinger discuss the relevance of truth and objectivity in ostensibly “postmodern” politics.

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The Glenn Show

Are John McWhorter’s daughters black?

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Glenn Loury and McWhorter consider the question. Plus: Feeling miserable this Black History Month.

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Will a child prodigy be an unhappy adult?

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Robert Wright speaks with Ann Hulbert, author of the new book Off the Charts: The Hidden Lives and Lessons of American Child Prodigies.

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The DMZ

Should John Kelly stay or go?

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Matt Lewis argues that Kelly should keep his position as chief of staff for one reason: there’s no one better around to replace him.