The Human Flourishing Project
By Alex Epstein
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Hi, I'm Alex Epstein. I started the Human Flourishing project to tackle the problem I care about most: human beings lack reliable access to the knowledge we need to flourish.
||CleanEpisode 7: Rejuvenation||In this episode Alex Epstein discusses the role of rejuvenation in human flourishing and shares some methods to identify what will rejuvenate you the most.||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Respecting context and independence||In this episode Alex Epstein discusses the importance of explaining ideas in a way that respects the context and independence of the other person. To accomplish this goal he suggests using “opinion stories” to explain crucial, controversial ideas.||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Constructive conversations||In this episode Alex Epstein discusses how to have constructive conversations—conversations where two people combine their knowledge and abilities to build a better understanding—about controversial issues.||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: The science of explanation||In this episode Alex Epstein discusses why it’s crucial for the specialists with the best knowledge to have far better systems for persuasively explaining their views. He shares two parts of his own explanation system: the context-bridging model of explanation, and the process of framing explanations.||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: How to enjoy growth and progress||In this episode of The Human Flourishing Project Alex Epstein discusses the challenge of enjoying ourselves as we grow and progress. Most ambitious people are taught a self-defeating system for evaluating their progress—one that leads to a perpetual state of dissatisfaction. By changing how we evaluate our progress we can enjoy it more and be motivated to achieve more.||8/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Upgrading our knowledge systems||In this episode Alex Epstein discusses how we as individuals and as a society can develop the *knowledge systems* we need to flourish.||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: The problem I most want to solve||On the first ever episode of The Human Flourishing Project, Alex Epstein introduces the problem this project exists to solve: human beings lack reliable access to the knowledge we need to flourish.||8/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Alex is always incredibly lucid, his commitment to clarity and truth may just save the world, or perhaps lead us to understand it isn’t the world that needs saving.