"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." If you enjoyed this episode, check out show notes and more at http://lewishowes.com/589
"Generosity is the key to happiness." - Val Chmerkovskiy If you enjoyed this episode, check out show notes, video, and more at http://lewishowes.com/590
FULL BLOG & SHOW NOTES: bit.ly/richroll341 “Stability doesn't create discipline, discipline creates stability.” - Amy Dresner
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Anil Seth about the nature of consciousness, how to think about it scientifically, where consciousness emerges in nature, anesthesia, sleep, dreams, perception as a “controlled hallucination,” emotion, the experience of “pure consciousness,” consciousness as “integrated information,” measures of “brain complexity,” psychedelics, different aspects of the “self,” conscious AI, and many other topics. You can support the Waking Up at SamHarris.org/support.
On Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (1963). Are we still morally culpable if our entire society is corrupt? Arendt definitely thinks so, but has a number of criticisms of the handling of the 1961 trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. Israel used the spectacle to remind people of the horrors of the Holocaust, but missed the opportunity to explore what would make a really rather ordinary man a party to such heinous acts. They were committed to the view that he was a monster, when the reality, says Arendt, is more frightening. He was really more of a clown: a status-obsessed, cliche-spouting, self-pitying bureaucrat who, far from having no moral compass, was extremely dedicated to obeying a warped version of the Categorical Imperative: "Act in such a way that the Führer, if he knew your action, would approve it." She also had problems with the jurisdictional claim of Israel: Eichmann was tried by Israelis for crimes against the Jewish people. She thought that the Holocaust was not just the worst of a history of pogroms, but that genocide constituted a fundamentally new type of crime that needed clear philosophical analysis: The effort to snuff out a whole civilization is a crime against humanity as a whole beyond the individual murders involved. Arendt advocated for a permanent, international criminal court (which didn't materialize until 2002). This constitutes a test case for our previous discussion of psychological situationism: In a situation where the whole society is oriented toward evil, then the pull of duty runs counter to one's conscience, which is reined in just like in ordinary circumstances one's disruptive impulses are reined in, because conscience is disruptive in that milieu. Eichmann could have chosen not to participate in the way that he did, but considered this unthinkable; abandoning one's duty in that way "just wasn't done." All dissenting voices had been silenced. “It was not his fanaticism but his very conscience that prompted Eichmann to adopt his uncompromising attitude during the last year of the war" (from Ch. 8). Arendt still thought that he deserved execution, that we are responsible for engaging in concrete moral thinking—grasping other people as real others and not just as labels or roles—no matter what the environment. But she thought it important that we not gloss over factual details for the sake of making a political point: Eichmann was not in a position to have "masterminded" the Holocaust as was alleged, never pulled a trigger himself or directly ordered an execution, though he did order many deportations, even after his immediate superior had ordered that they cease, knowing full well that most of those deported would be killed. She also wants to be realistic about the guilt of those who helped the Nazis either through active cooperation (e.g., Jewish leaders who worked with the Nazis to provide them with information on the Jews in the area and their property, before the Final Solution was in evidence) or through inaction, and describes countries like Denmark where the "machine" didn't work because local officials would not cooperate in handing over their Jews, and troops on the ground didn't have the heart to press through such resistance. The full foursome tries to figure out why we assigned ourselves such depressing holiday reading and whether we in the modern day might be subject to any kind of comparable moral blindness to what was going on in Nazi Germany. How slippery is the slope when you start considering your main social ill the "problem" of immigrants? Does loyalty to a leader commit one to denying obvious truths that the leader denies?
"What’s the point of going after anything that’s reasonable? That’s not gratifying.” If you enjoyed this episode check out the video, show notes, and more at: http://www.lewishowes.com/588
If you don't have a teacher, you're cheating yourself. You can only get so far on your own. Even if you're really smart. You need a teacher for "directed practice." If you enjoyed this episode check out show notes and more at http://www.goodlifeproject.com/no-teacher-you-lose-your-brain-on-nature
Speaker(s): Shri Suresh Prabhu, Y K Sinha | Editor's note: We regret to inform you that owing to a technical problem the last few minutes of the lecture are missing from the podcast Shri Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Commerce and Industry, Government of India will in this lecture discuss the importance of trade and investment in driving sustainable growth and inclusion. He will also reflect on the future of India-UK collaborations in a changing world. Prior to his current role Dr Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) was Minister for Railways during November 2014 – September 2017. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India; has a Law degree; and is pursuing two PhD programs in climate change and economics, in Germany and in Mumbai. Minister Prabhu is visiting London for a meeting of the India-UK Joint Economic and Trade Committee. He has been strategically leading the agenda for the future of multilateral trade at the recent WTO talks in Buenos Aires and beyond. Y K Sinha is the High Commissioner of India to the UK. Nicholas Stern (@lordstern1) is IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government and Director of LSE India Observatory. The India Observatory (@LSE_IO), set up in 2006, is a Centre to develop and enhance research and programmes related to India's economy, politics and society. It is involved in public policy engagement in, and with, India and also works in collaboration with international partners for the generation and exchange of knowledge on India and its position in the world.
FULL BLOG & SHOW NOTES: bit.ly/richroll340 “There is still a beauty about simply doing the difficult thing that I will never be good at, for the pure pleasure of having engaged in the process.” - Mirna Valerio
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An interview with Dale Gyure about architect Minoru Yamasaki, whose projects include the original World Trade Center.
Marking the 350th anniversary of the birth of Jonathan Swift, often seen as a founder of modern satire, four writers discuss contemporary satire in the light of Swift’s legacy. Revered as one of the fathers of modern satire, Swift is one of our most enigmatic, ambiguous and disturbing writers. In a conversation chaired by the novelist Jonathan Coe, author of a new version of Gulliver’s Travels for eight-yearolds, the panel attempts to pick apart the contradictions in Swift’s political positions, and to consider his continuing relevance: can he be claimed either for the Left or for the Right, and can his ‘savage indignation’ still pack a punch, when modern political reality seems to outstrip satire at every turn? Comedian and impressionist Rory Bremner is noted for his work in political satire. Judith Hawley is Professor of Eighteenth century Literature at Royal Holloway. Martin Rowson’s satirical cartoons appear regularly in The Guardian and the Daily Mirror. He is the author of a comic-book adaptation of Gulliver’s Travels. Sathnam Sanghera is the author of Marriage Material: A Novel and The Boy with the Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton.
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Prize-winning novelist Michèle Roberts, author of the recent pamphlet ‘Silly Lady Novelists?’, chairs a discussion about whether, in a supposedly post-feminist world, female writers are free to write openly about sex and gender or whether new constraints now operate on the imagination. Patricia Duncker is a novelist and academic. In 'Seven Tales of Sex and Death' she explores obsession, violence and the thin line between sex and death. Eimear McBride’s debut novel, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, won the inaugural Goldsmiths Prize and the 2014 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. Born in England and brought up in Jamaica, Leone Ross is a novelist, journalist and academic. Her first short-story collection, 'Come Let Us Sing Anyway', was published in June. Please note this talk contains adult themes.
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01/10/2018, Kai Ji Jeffrey Schneider, dharma talk at City Center.