"Seeing is believing". "Seeing is the truth". Yet cognitive scientists seem to have uncovered these views as incorrect. Evolution led us to perceive what is best for survival and it turns out this has little to do with what we call 'reality'. Is reality then a creative construct that helps us to live but doesn't reflect the world? Are physical objects a useful hallucination? Or is the very idea of reality perhaps a mistake, and neuroscientists have just got it wrong? Cognitive psychologist and author Donald Hoffman, professor of philosophy and expert on metaphysical relativism Maria Baghramian, and post-realist philosopher Hilary Lawson embark on a radical rethink of reality.
Sam Harris & Jordan Peterson - Vancouver - Second Night
Moderated by Bret Weinstein 06/24/2018
This is the second time Sam & Jordan appeared live together on stage. This event took place at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver BC Canada on June 24th 2018 in front of a sold out audience of 3000 people. The event was produced by Pangburn Philosophy.
Original video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=m0-oC_49fq4&feature=youtu.be
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Sam Harris & Jordan Peterson - Vancouver - Night One
Moderated by Bret Weinstein 06/23/2018
This is the first time Sam & Jordan appeared live together on stage. This event took place at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver BC Canada on June 23rd 2018 in front of a sold out audience of 3000 people. The event was produced by Pangburn Philosophy.
Original video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h1oaSt60b0o&feature=youtu.be
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Maajid Nawaz sat down with Professor Jordan Peterson for an exclusive LBC interview which covered topics ranging from gender pronouns to being compared to Hitler.
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Tagged with news & politics
The semi-annual Debates were established in 2008 as a charitable initiative of the Aurea Foundation co-founders Peter and Melanie Munk. The Debates take place in Toronto in the evening in front of an audience of 3,000 people at Roy Thomson Hall.
The resolution? "What you call political correctness, I call progress…"
On May 18th, the redoubtable Stephen Fry (self-admitted soft leftie) and I debated the duo of academic, author and radio host Michael Eric Dyson (https://bit.ly/2IzKSZz) and blogger/author Michelle Goldberg (https://bit.ly/2wVOTBZ). A press release describing the debate can be found here: https://bit.ly/2IUnG7j
Courtesy of the Munk Debates: https://www.munkdebates.com/The-Debates/Political-Correctness
64% of the audience prior to the debate disagreed with the idea that political correctness was a force for good, while 36% disagreed (and 87% said they were willing to change their mind). By the end of the evening, 70% disagreed, while 30% agreed.
Additional relevant links:
My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life/ My first book: Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaning/
Dr Jordan B Peterson Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/
Blog: https://jordanbpeterson.com/blog/ Podcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-peterson-podcast/ Reading List: https://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/10/great-books/ Twitter: https…
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Virtual Futures presents a special event with evolutionary biologist Bret Weinstein on how we might take human evolution out of autopilot, and the new tension this may cause between science and politics.
Bret Weinstein has spent two decades advancing the field of evolutionary biology. He has made important discoveries regarding the evolution of cancer, senescence, and the adaptive significance of moral self-sacrifice. He is currently working to uncover the evolutionary meaning of large-scale patterns in human history, and applying evolutionary insight in the quest to prototype a liberating, sustainable anti-fragile governance structure for humanity’s next phase.
In conversation with Luke Robert Mason, Director of Virtual Futures.
Bret Weinstein: http://twitter.com/BretWeinstein
Luke Robert Mason: http://twitter.com/lukerobertmason
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Support Virtual Futures on Patreon: http://patreon.com/virtualfutures
Find out more: http://virtualfutures.co.uk
Produced by Virtual Futures Camera by Playhouse Pictures Sound by Ivor Davies Edited by Luke Robert Mason Thanks to Matthieu Baril Thanks to Hannah Close Thanks to Juliet Kennedy Thanks to Raisa Sufian
Hosted at the Juju’s Bar & Stage: http://jujusbarandstage.com
On February 17, 2018, James Damore spoke at Portland State on a panel titled, "We Need to Talk About Diversity." He was joined by former Evergreen State biologist Heather E. Heying, PSU philosophy professor Peter Boghossian, and writer Helen Pluckrose. Bret Weinstein also made a cameo appearance. The event was organized by the Freethinkers of PSU, a skeptic student group.
Why you shouldn't be Harmless
“As deep a question as you can possibly ask” - Jordan Peterson in conversation with Iain McGilchrist
An extraordinary half-hour conversation about the brain, chaos, order, freedom, evil, mythology, being, and becoming between two of the leading thinkers of our time.
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