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EdgeCast

EdgeCast

Edge Foundation, Inc.

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"To arrive at the edge of the world's knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves."

Latest Episodes

Toby Ord - We Have the Power to Destroy Ourselves Without the Wisdom to Ensure That We Don't

TOBY ORD is a senior research fellow in philosophy at Oxford University and author of _The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity. _The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/toby_ord-we-have-the-power-to-destroy-ourselves-without-the-wisdom-to-ensure-that-we

59 MINAPR 6
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Toby Ord - We Have the Power to Destroy Ourselves Without the Wisdom to Ensure That We Don't

Donald Hoffman - Realism Is False

DONALD D. HOFFMAN is a full professor of cognitive science at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author, most recently, of The Case Against Reality: Why Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/donald_d_hoffman-realism-is-false

61 MINJAN 28
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Donald Hoffman - Realism Is False

Lee Smolin - The Causal Theory of Views

LEE SMOLIN, a theoretical physicist, is a founding and senior faculty member at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Canada. His main contributions have been so far to the quantum theory of gravity, to which he has been a co-inventor and major contributor to two major directions, loop quantum gravity and deformed special relativity. He is the author, most recently, of Einstein's Unfinished Revolution. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/lee_smolin-the-causal-theory-of-views

41 MIN2019 DEC 19
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Lee Smolin - The Causal Theory of Views

Markus Gabriel - The Paradox of Self-Consciousness [11.11.19]

MARKUS GABRIEL, one of the founders of New Realism, holds the Chair for Epistemology, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy at the University of Bonn, where he is also Director of the International Center for Philosophy and the multidisciplinary Center for Science and Thought. He is the author of Why The World Does Not Exist. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/markus_gabriel-the-paradox-of-self-consciousness

80 MIN2019 NOV 11
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Markus Gabriel - The Paradox of Self-Consciousness [11.11.19]

Seth Lloyd - Communal Intelligence [10.28.19]

SETH LLOYD is a theoretical physicist at MIT; Nam P. Suh Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering; external professor at the Santa Fe Institute; and author of Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/seth_lloyd-communal-intelligence

42 MIN2019 OCT 28
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Seth Lloyd - Communal Intelligence [10.28.19]

Patricia Churchland - The Nature of Moral Motivation

PATRICIA S. CHURCHLAND is professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego, and adjunct professor at the Salk Institute. Her research has centered on the interface between neuroscience and philosophy, with a current focus on the association of morality and the social brain. She is the author of Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/patricia_s_churchland-the-nature-of-moral-motivation

40 MIN2019 OCT 16
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Patricia Churchland - The Nature of Moral Motivation

Robert Pollack - Rethinking Our Vision of Success [10.10.19]

ROBERT POLLACK is a professor of biological sciences, and also serves as director of the University Seminars at Columbia University. He is the author of The Course of Nature, a book of drawings by the artist Amy Pollack, accompanied by his short explanatory essays. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/robert_pollack-rethinking-our-vision-of-success

32 MIN2019 OCT 10
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Robert Pollack - Rethinking Our Vision of Success [10.10.19]

Philip Goff - A Post-Galilean Paradigm [9.24.19]

PHILIP GOFF is a philosopher and consciousness researcher at Durham University, UK, and author of Galileo's Error: Foundations for a New Science of Consciousness (forthcoming, 2019). The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/philip_goff-a-post-galilean-paradigm

37 MIN2019 SEP 24
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Philip Goff - A Post-Galilean Paradigm [9.24.19]

Julian Barbour - The Universe Is Not in a Box [9.11.19]

JULIAN BARBOUR is a theoretical physicist specializing in the study of time and motion; emeritus visiting professor in physics at the University of Oxford; and author of The Janus Point (forthcoming, 2020) and The End of Time. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/julian_barbour-the-universe-is-not-in-a-box

32 MIN2019 SEP 11
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Julian Barbour - The Universe Is Not in a Box [9.11.19]

W. Daniel Hillis - Emergences [9.4.19]

W. DANIEL HILLIS is an inventor, entrepreneur, and computer scientist, Judge Widney Professor of Engineering and Medicine at USC, and author of The Pattern on the Stone: The Simple Ideas That Make Computers Work. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/w_daniel_hillis-emergences

47 MIN2019 SEP 4
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W. Daniel Hillis - Emergences [9.4.19]

Latest Episodes

Toby Ord - We Have the Power to Destroy Ourselves Without the Wisdom to Ensure That We Don't

TOBY ORD is a senior research fellow in philosophy at Oxford University and author of _The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity. _The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/toby_ord-we-have-the-power-to-destroy-ourselves-without-the-wisdom-to-ensure-that-we

59 MINAPR 6
Comments
Toby Ord - We Have the Power to Destroy Ourselves Without the Wisdom to Ensure That We Don't

Donald Hoffman - Realism Is False

DONALD D. HOFFMAN is a full professor of cognitive science at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author, most recently, of The Case Against Reality: Why Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/donald_d_hoffman-realism-is-false

61 MINJAN 28
Comments
Donald Hoffman - Realism Is False

Lee Smolin - The Causal Theory of Views

LEE SMOLIN, a theoretical physicist, is a founding and senior faculty member at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Canada. His main contributions have been so far to the quantum theory of gravity, to which he has been a co-inventor and major contributor to two major directions, loop quantum gravity and deformed special relativity. He is the author, most recently, of Einstein's Unfinished Revolution. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/lee_smolin-the-causal-theory-of-views

41 MIN2019 DEC 19
Comments
Lee Smolin - The Causal Theory of Views

Markus Gabriel - The Paradox of Self-Consciousness [11.11.19]

MARKUS GABRIEL, one of the founders of New Realism, holds the Chair for Epistemology, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy at the University of Bonn, where he is also Director of the International Center for Philosophy and the multidisciplinary Center for Science and Thought. He is the author of Why The World Does Not Exist. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/markus_gabriel-the-paradox-of-self-consciousness

80 MIN2019 NOV 11
Comments
Markus Gabriel - The Paradox of Self-Consciousness [11.11.19]

Seth Lloyd - Communal Intelligence [10.28.19]

SETH LLOYD is a theoretical physicist at MIT; Nam P. Suh Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering; external professor at the Santa Fe Institute; and author of Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/seth_lloyd-communal-intelligence

42 MIN2019 OCT 28
Comments
Seth Lloyd - Communal Intelligence [10.28.19]

Patricia Churchland - The Nature of Moral Motivation

PATRICIA S. CHURCHLAND is professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego, and adjunct professor at the Salk Institute. Her research has centered on the interface between neuroscience and philosophy, with a current focus on the association of morality and the social brain. She is the author of Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/patricia_s_churchland-the-nature-of-moral-motivation

40 MIN2019 OCT 16
Comments
Patricia Churchland - The Nature of Moral Motivation

Robert Pollack - Rethinking Our Vision of Success [10.10.19]

ROBERT POLLACK is a professor of biological sciences, and also serves as director of the University Seminars at Columbia University. He is the author of The Course of Nature, a book of drawings by the artist Amy Pollack, accompanied by his short explanatory essays. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/robert_pollack-rethinking-our-vision-of-success

32 MIN2019 OCT 10
Comments
Robert Pollack - Rethinking Our Vision of Success [10.10.19]

Philip Goff - A Post-Galilean Paradigm [9.24.19]

PHILIP GOFF is a philosopher and consciousness researcher at Durham University, UK, and author of Galileo's Error: Foundations for a New Science of Consciousness (forthcoming, 2019). The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/philip_goff-a-post-galilean-paradigm

37 MIN2019 SEP 24
Comments
Philip Goff - A Post-Galilean Paradigm [9.24.19]

Julian Barbour - The Universe Is Not in a Box [9.11.19]

JULIAN BARBOUR is a theoretical physicist specializing in the study of time and motion; emeritus visiting professor in physics at the University of Oxford; and author of The Janus Point (forthcoming, 2020) and The End of Time. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/julian_barbour-the-universe-is-not-in-a-box

32 MIN2019 SEP 11
Comments
Julian Barbour - The Universe Is Not in a Box [9.11.19]

W. Daniel Hillis - Emergences [9.4.19]

W. DANIEL HILLIS is an inventor, entrepreneur, and computer scientist, Judge Widney Professor of Engineering and Medicine at USC, and author of The Pattern on the Stone: The Simple Ideas That Make Computers Work. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/w_daniel_hillis-emergences

47 MIN2019 SEP 4
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W. Daniel Hillis - Emergences [9.4.19]
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