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Conversations about philosophy, science, religion and spirituality
||CleanRobert Wright & Dale Wright||Dale’s book What Is Buddhist Enlightenment? ... Why is Vipassana getting more press than Zen? ... What is distinctive about Zen? ... Dale’s meditation practice ... Using mindfulness for good—and evil ... A naturalistic conception of karma ... How Buddhism adapts to Western culture ...||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDaniel Kaufman & David Ottlinger||Dan’s definition of classical liberalism ... Locke’s Second Treatise of Government and Mill’s On Liberty ... Mill and Locke on the individual ... The social contract and political authority ... The group and the individual in the modern world ... How much of a liberal was Mill really? ... Social censorship and the PC debate ... Is Mill’s utilitarianism at odds with his liberalism? ... Classical liberalism in America ...||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobert Wright & James Currier||Why James started a new spiritual community, Blue ... Coming-of-age in the Blue community ... Blue’s startup spirituality ... What’s a Blue service like? ... The future of Blue ...||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobert Wright & Mark Juergensmeyer||How Mark got his start studying under Reinhold Niebuhr ... Using religion to justify violence ... The appeal of ISIS’s apocalyptic vision ... What Obama got right—and wrong—in his response to terrorism ... Will Trump’s war on terrorism lead to another 9/11? ... What would Reinhold Niebuhr say about religion and violence today? ... Reinhold Niebuhr’s Christian realism ...||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|