S4 E81: Questioning Sam Harris
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This episode was recorded on November 25, 2021.
Sam Harris is a neuroscientist, philosopher, New York Times best-selling author, host of the Making Sense podcast, and creator of the "Waking up" app.
Dr. Harris and I discuss the is/ought problem, dreams, attention, evidence, consciousness, logic, psychedelics, religion, Waking Up, and much more.
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Listen to the Making Sense podcast:
[00:00 ] Intro
[02:48 ] Background
[06:04 ] The debates
[12:25 ] Waking Up
[16:18 ] The is/ought problem (1)
[23:42 ] (Breaking out of) everyday patterns
[24:22 ] Experience & Expectations
[32:26 ] Evidence & Logic
[33:10 ] The is/ought problem (2)
[34:56 ] The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception
[40:52 ] Attention
[42:38 ] Carl Rogers
[49:21 ] (Dis)satisfaction
[51:01 ] Discomfort
[51:17 ] Entering meditative states
[54:06 ] Being like a mirror
[55:58 ] Thoughts & The Self
[56:56 ] Suffering
[01:01:03 ] Dreaming
[01:09:15 ] The Self & Psychedelics
[01:14:29 ] Prayer
[01:18:24 ] Organized religion
[01:25:33 ] The postmodern predicament
[01:41:54 ] Sacred texts
#Philosophy #Ethics #Meditation #Mindfulness #SamHarris
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love hearing these two talk.
sam is always pontificating and not listening. as an expression of philosophy, he makes many logical leaps without realizing it.