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Doublethink

Podcast Series Doublethink

Asking the questions you had the good judgement not to bother with

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3. Does Democracy Work?

3. Does Democracy Work?

In this episode Aidan and Ken discuss whether democracy works and whether or not we should abolish it and replace it with something else.  Our experts for this episode are political scientists Dr. Peter Stone (twitter @TCDPoliticalSci) and Professor Jason Brennan, political journalist Gavan Reilly (twitter @gavreilly), former politician Saoirse McHugh (twitter @saoirse_mchugh), as well as publisher Douglas Lain (twitter @DougLain).

1 hour 33 mins

26 August Finished

02 - What Is Good?

02 - What Is Good?

In this episode Aidan and Ken ask the most basic question of moral philosophy: What is good? What does it mean to do good or to be good, what are we on about when we say “that’s good”? Our experts for this episode are philosopher and author A.C. Grayling (twitter @acgrayling), lecturer in philosophy in Trinity College Dr. Lillian Alweiss, and manager of the Dublin Buddhist Centre Vajrashura (@dublinbuddhist).

1 hour 40 mins

15 April Finished

Minithink: Who Wants To Live Forever?

Minithink: Who Wants To Live Forever?

Aidan and Ken respond to listener's questions and comments on immortality, amortality and the question of whether or not we should we choose to live forever. Questions and comments addressed on the episode come from Twitter users Daniel Considine (@DanoConsidine) and Les Knight (@lesuknight), Eric Mongan on Facebook, abdulle1e3, Ganjisseur and Adelphe on Reddit, and Dave.

19 mins

9 March Finished

01 - Who Wants To Live Forever?

01 - Who Wants To Live Forever?

In this episode of Doublethink hosts Aidan and Ken tackle the questions of immortality and amortality. Should we choose to live forever, is it even possible and what would the consequences be if it was? Our experts for this episode were transhumanist scientist and CSO of SENS Research Foundation Aubrey de Grey (twitter @aubreydegrey), director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies James J. Hughes (twitter @citizencyborg), Greg Bailey CEO of Juvenescence (twitter @gbpalantir) Death-Positive advocates and members of the Order of the Good Death Rachel James (twitter @PosyDeathParty) and Sarah Wambold (twitter @Sah_Raw) as well as founder of the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement Les Knight (twitter @lesuknight).

1 hour 32 mins

21 February Finished

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