The presentation was delivered at the MCC Budapest Summit on Migration – The Biggest Challenge of Our Time? on March 22. You can find out more about the event and Mathias Corvinus Collegium, the organizing institution by visiting mcc.hu.
Christina Hoff Sommers is a renowned philosopher, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and the author of numerous books, including textbooks used in many philosophy courses, on moral philosophy, feminism, and ethics. Christian Hoff Sommers is the host of "The Factual Feminist," which attracts millions of viewers on YouTube each month.
Eric Weinstein is a mathematician, economist, physicist, and managing director of Thiel Capital. He formed the "intellectual dark web" which is a loosely assembled group of public intellectuals including Sam Harris, Jordan Peterson, Steven Pinker, Joe Rogan, Michael Shermer, and a few others.
Follow Eric on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricRWeinstein and look out for a podcast that he may be starting soon.
This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast at MIT and beyond.https://lexfridman.com/ai/
Recorded May 9th, 2019 in Los Angeles - Sam Harris takes questions from town hall attendees about meditation, the nature of consciousness and free will and later speaks with Eric Weinstein about taboo topics and left-vs-right social media conversations.
Daniel Dennett explores the first steps towards a unified theory of information, through common threads in the convergence of evolution, learning, and engineering.
The concept of information is fundamental to all areas of science, and ubiquitous in daily life in the Internet Age. However, it is still not well understood despite being recognised for more than 40 years. In this talk, Daniel Dennett explores steps towards a unified theory of information, through common threads in evolution, learning, and engineering.
This event was the first in a series on the theme of 'Convergence', exploring the links between neuroscience, philosophy and artificial intelligence.
Daniel Dennett is known as one the most important philosophers of our time, with controversial and thought-provoking arguments about human consciousness, free will, and human evolution. He is also a writer and cognitive scientist, using neuroscience, linguistics, artificial intelligence, computer science, and psychology to inform his philosophy, particularly his philosophies relating to evolutionary biology and cognitive science.
Audio from the Intelligence Squared Debate from 2007 featuring Professor Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Professor A. C. Grayling FOR the motion and against the motion were the archaeologist Nigel Spivey, Rabbi Julia Neuberger, and Professor Roger Scruton.
The phrase 'Intellectual Dark Web' was first coined by mathematician Eric Weinstein in early 2018, it quickly spread. Was this just a chance remark, or was there a plan?
This interview explains how the creation of the Intellectual Dark Web was part of a long term strategy, and sketches out Eric's account of the history, and the future of the project.
Find the video on the Rebel Wisdom YouTube Channel
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Eric Weinstein coined the term 'The Intellectual Dark Web', to describe a group of heterodox thinkers who have risen to prominence on the internet.
It includes Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Joe Rogan, Dave Rubin, Bret Weinstein, Heather Heying, Douglas Murray and others.
In this interview with David Fuller of Rebel Wisdom he explains the purpose and genesis of the IDW, and how the growth of a new ideological worldview has made it necessary.
Rebel Wisdom is a platform for the biggest ideas around. http://www.rebelwisdom.co.uk/
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For Ayaan Hirsi Ali: 'It is a matter of principle that women are free and equal'. This means zero tolerance of cultural practices such as honour violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). In her talk, Hirsi Ali challenges the audience with questions such as whether multiculturalism is indifference disguised as tolerance, and what do Western feminists have to offer to the life and death problems of women from the developing world?
Interview with Dr Gad Saad, a well-known evolutionary psychologist, teaching at Concordia University's John Molson School of Business. Saad's works include "The Consuming Instinct: What Juicy Burgers, Ferraris, Pornography, and Gift Giving Reveal About Human Nature," as well as "The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption" and "Evolutionary Psychology in the Business Sciences." Saad is also an outspoken critic of both religion, and the culture of political correctness.
Addressing a sold out audience at JW3 cultural centre in London on 23rd February 2016, renowned women's rights advocate and Islam reformist Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses topics including gender equality, free speech, and Brexit, with Maajid Nawaz, author and Founding Chairman of Quiliam.
Hosted by Document.no at Oslo Military Society
Douglas Murray is an author and journalist based in Britain. His latest publication, The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam, was published by Bloomsbury in May 2017. It spent almost 20 weeks on The Sunday Times bestseller list and was a Number 1 bestseller in non-fiction. It has subsequently been published in more than 20 languages worldwide and has been read and cited by politicians around the world. The Evening Standard described it as ‘By far the most compelling political book of the year.’ It was praised by, among others, Nick Cohen, Sir Roger Scruton, Clive James, Morrissey and Rabbi (Lord) Jonathan Sacks, who described it as ‘The most disturbing political book I’ve read this year. Based on travels through key European centres, Murray weaves a tale of uncontrolled immigration, failed multiculturalism, systemic self-doubt, cultural suicide and disingenuous political leadership. Accurate, insightful and devastating.’
Audio from the discussion between Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris & Ayaan Hirsi Ali from A celebration of Reason, 2012.
Presented by the Atheist Foundation of Australia http://atheistconvention.org.au http://atheistfoundation.org.au
n February 17, 2018, James Damore spoke at Portland State on a panel titled, "We Need to Talk About Diversity." He was joined by former Evergreen State biologist Heather E. Heying, PSU philosophy professor Peter Boghossian, and writer Helen Pluckrose. Bret Weinstein also made a cameo appearance. The event was organized by the Freethinkers of PSU, a skeptic student group.