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#151 - Will We Destroy the Future? A Conversation with Nick Bostrom

In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Nick Bostrom about the problem of existential risk. They discuss public goods, moral illusions, the asymmetry between happiness and suffering, utilitarianism, “the vulnerable world hypothesis,” the history of nuclear deterrence, the possible need for “turnkey totalitarianism,” whether we’re living in a computer simulation, … Continued

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#150 - The Map of Misunderstanding A Conversation with Daniel Kahneman

In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Daniel Kahneman at the Beacon Theatre in NYC. They discuss the replication crisis in science, System 1 and System 2, where intuitions reliably fail, expert intuitions, the power of framing, moral illusions, anticipated regret, the asymmetry between threats and opportunities, the utility of … Continued

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A few thoughts on the implosion of Pangburn Philosophy

As many of you know, the Day of Reflection conference, scheduled for November 17 in NYC, has been cancelled, and some hundreds of ticket holders are now left seeking refunds. I was forced to pull out of this event nearly two months ago and have said very little about it since. Now that Travis Pangburn has … Continued

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