Jason Silva: On We are the Gods Now
JASON SILVA is an extraordinary new breed of philosopher who meshes philosophical wisdom of the ages with an infectious optimism for the future. Combining intriguing insights and a mastery of digital filmmaking, Jason delivers philosophical shots of espresso, which unravel the incredible possibilities the future has to offer the human race. Jason draws from his experiences as a television personality, a media artist, a filmmaker, and a techno-philosopher to share his inspirational take on scientific and technological advancements, the evolution of intelligence, and the human condition.
Alan Watts: On How To Trust The Universe
Alan Watts speaks on the idea of trusting the universe. As he frequently does, Watts touches on many fields of study from religion to philosophy to drive his argument. His message is relevant across generations and geographies. The theme of religion and it's connection to "a state of trance" persists throughout the talk. As is frequent for Watts, he connects the themes back to meditation and it's importance in our lives.
Ryan Holiday: On Stoicism and the work of Marcus Aurelius
Ryan's a profilic author and a famed follower of stoic philosophy. In this discussion he goes through the impact of the philosophy on his life, particularly the work of Marcus Aurelius called Meditations
Ryan Holiday: On Ego as the Enemy to Personal Development
Many of us insist the main impediment to a full, successful life is the outside world. In fact, the most common enemy lies within: our ego. Early in our careers, it impedes learning and the cultivation of talent. With success, it can blind us to our faults and sow future problems. In failure, it magnifies each blow and makes recovery more difficult. At every stage, ego holds us back.
Paul Bloom: On There Is Nothing Special About Religion
Paul's research explores children's understanding of art, religion, and morality. In this discussion he discusses the role of religion in society and it's relationship to our neurobiology. Is it necessary? Is it beneficial? These a couple questions he aims to answer.