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Minds Almost Meeting

Minds Almost Meeting

By Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson

Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out.
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Intellectuals (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson)
Intellectuals (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson)
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/intellectuals Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:06:52
December 07, 2022
Wanting to be Wanted (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard)
Wanting to be Wanted (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard)
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/wanting-to-be-wanted Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:04:37
December 01, 2022
For Its Own Sake (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson)
For Its Own Sake (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson)
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/for-its-own-sake Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:01:39
November 23, 2022
Why is Truth Good? (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard, with William Eliot)
Why is Truth Good? (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard, with William Eliot)
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/why-is-truth-good Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:15:31
November 16, 2022
The Sacred (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson, with Arnold Brooks)
The Sacred (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson, with Arnold Brooks)
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/the-sacred Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:15:10
November 09, 2022
Is Life Worth Living? (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard, with William Eliot)
Is Life Worth Living? (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard, with William Eliot)
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/is-life-worth-living Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:02:58
November 02, 2022
What is Sex? (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson, with Audrey Pollnow)
What is Sex? (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson, with Audrey Pollnow)
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/what-is-sex Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:16:29
October 26, 2022
Human Sacrifice
Human Sacrifice
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/human-sacrifice Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:02:57
July 17, 2022
Glory
Glory
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/glory Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:09:40
July 17, 2022
Frontstage / Backstage
Frontstage / Backstage
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/frontstage-backstage Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:19:35
July 17, 2022
Free Speech
Free Speech
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/free-speech Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:01:00
July 17, 2022
Fraud
Fraud
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/fraud Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:04:35
July 17, 2022
William James vs William Clifford
William James vs William Clifford
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/william-james-vs-william-clifford Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:11:49
July 17, 2022
Belief Constraints
Belief Constraints
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/belief-constraints Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:07:54
July 17, 2022
'Inadequate Equilibria'
'Inadequate Equilibria'
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/inadequate-equilibria Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:03:30
July 17, 2022
'The Sentiment of Rationality'
'The Sentiment of Rationality'
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/the-sentiment-of-rationality Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out.  Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:11:56
July 17, 2022
Asceticism
Asceticism
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/asceticism Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:06:40
February 01, 2022
Autodidact
Autodidact
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/autodidact Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
58:08
February 01, 2022
Rot
Rot
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/rot Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:00:04
February 01, 2022
Foreplay
Foreplay
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/foreplay Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:00:48
February 01, 2022
Reform
Reform
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/reform Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
57:35
February 01, 2022
Aliens
Aliens
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/aliens Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:02:60
February 01, 2022
Purposes
Purposes
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/purposes Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:00:48
February 01, 2022
Curiosity
Curiosity
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/curiosity Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:04:00
February 01, 2022
Distant Signals
Distant Signals
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/distant-signals Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
48:52
November 09, 2021
Hidden Motives
Hidden Motives
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/hidden-motives Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:05:32
November 09, 2021
Prediction Markets
Prediction Markets
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/prediction-markets Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:02:54
November 09, 2021
Aspiration
Aspiration
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/aspiration Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:05:14
November 09, 2021
Pink and Purple
Pink and Purple
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/pink-and-purple Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:06:25
November 09, 2021
Punishment
Punishment
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/punishment Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:09:04
November 09, 2021
Paternalism
Paternalism
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/paternalism Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:08:59
November 09, 2021
Future Generations
Future Generations
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/future-generations Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:03:48
November 09, 2021
Plagiarism
Plagiarism
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/plagiarism Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:00:27
November 09, 2021
Paradox of Honesty
Paradox of Honesty
View the transcript for this episode here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com/episodes/paradox-of-honesty Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out. Visit the Minds Almost Meeting website here: https://mindsalmostmeeting.com
01:10:00
November 09, 2021