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Pocket Philosopher
Human, psychologist, curator of wisdom. Writes about ideas from leading thinkers in a relatable way for our time
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Pocket Philosopher Mar 31
Wow. Please listen and share ... We’ve got to start paying attention to the problems of big tech trading in personal data for enormous profits.
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Pocket Philosopher Mar 12
Little flutter of joy to see pop up on the podcast today
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Pocket Philosopher Mar 1
The Machine Stops “They have given up, to a great extent, the amenities and achievements of civilization”
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Richard Dawkins Feb 28
A quartet knowing not a word of each other’s languages can sit down together and make beautiful music. How come musical notation is so much more universal than language? We can’t even agree on a standard for electric plugs. Or drive on the same side of the road. Why music?
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Anil Seth Feb 26
Will AI Achieve Consciousness? Wrong Question - new in ⁦⁩ from ⁦
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Pocket Philosopher Jan 20
I just published Freedom and its discontents
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Pocket Philosopher Jan 8
A different way of thinking about the value of in our lives from moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt
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Pocket Philosopher Jan 8
“As we grow up, one by one the markers of our childhoods fall away. We let go of the rituals and routines of family life and open ourselves to possibilities, freedom and choice.”
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Pocket Philosopher Oct 17
Just heard fascinating ⁦⁩ conversation with ⁦⁩ on sex differences. Would love to hear Angela on gender differences in intelligence & leadership on waking up pod with ⁦⁦
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Oct 15
Imagine how much more advanced society would be today if women, who comprise half the world’s brain power, were socially & intellectually enfranchised from the beginning of civilization.
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Pocket Philosopher Sep 18
As a civilisation we’re good at passing on some kinds of knowledge to the next generation. What we aren’t so good at is teaching how to live well The lesson you don’t get in school” by
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Pocket Philosopher Sep 3
“I have a lot of respect for human instincts when it comes to managing our affairs in small groups. I don’t have a lot of respect for our instincts in managing large scale policy decisions in nation states.” Evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller
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Oliver Sacks Fdn. Aug 30
Swimming in words with Oliver Sacks — a beautiful essay by on this 3rd anniversary of Oliver’s death with a short clip from The Animated Mind of Oliver Sacks.
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Pocket Philosopher Aug 27
Do more of what you can uniquely do and less of what others can do
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Pocket Philosopher Aug 27
For awhile I wondered why an alternative wellbeing index hasn't replaced as the main way we measure progress. But we don't need new measures to have a better conversation about the economy
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The School of Life 21 Aug 18
"Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat." - Jean-Paul Sartre
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Existential Comics 13 Aug 18
When you are 15 you think no one gets you. When you are 20 you realize you don't even get yourself. When you are 30 you realize there just isn't that much to get.
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Pocket Philosopher 5 Aug 18
Keen to join the artisanal revival in a post-work world
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Pocket Philosopher 3 Aug 18
Overcoming is necessary for breakthroughs and in science, business, politics, ethics, and individual and cultural development
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Daniel Pink 22 Jul 18
“Friends can exert a measurable and ongoing influence on your health behaviors in a way that a diet never can . . . The most powerful thing you can do to add healthy years is to curate your immediate social network.”
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