The talk was presented at the HowTheLightGetsIn festival, organized in Hay (Wales) by the Institute of Arts and Ideas, May 2019. The video is about 40 minutes long. Enjoy!
My friend Dan Kauffman (Missouri State University) and I just published a new video conversation, on the topic of “natural kinds.” What are they? Do they really exist? Among other things, we discuss what the former planet Pluto can teach us about natural kinds, and explore why I changed my mind, over the past several years, about the ontological status of theoretical entities. Enjoy!
Here is a short (less than two minutes) animated film by the BBC, with a script based on an impromptu interview I did with them.
Here is my very practical presentation (about 25 minutes) on Epictetus’ three disciplines (desire, action, and assent), at the recent Stoicon-X Toronto. Based on my book with Greg Lopez, A Handbook for New Stoics: How to Thrive in a World Out of Your Control―52 Week-by-Week Lessons.
Watch this very short excerpt (a bit more than a minute) from an interview I did for a documentary on free will:
Then check out the other excerpts (including one with Dan Dennett) here.
Here is an interview (about 23 minutes) I recently did with the Institute of Art and Ideas, the folks who put out two HowTheLightGetsIn festivals in the UK every year. We talk about Stoicism, of course, but also my other passion: scientific skepticism and the variety of pseudosciences.