Podcast #134 – Alex Rosenberg (The Atheist’s Guide to Reality)

We interview philosopher Alex Rosenberg, author of The Atheist’s Guide to Reality: Enjoying Life without Illusions, an examination of the philosophical, ethical and social consequences of a clear understanding of scientific reality. For more about Alex visit his official websiteduke.edu/~alexrose.

And in local (for David Driscoll) news, an early volley has been fired in the annual War on Christmas. The Leesburg, Virginia city council has voted 6-to-1 to rename the Holiday Parade the Christmas and Holiday Parade. That’ll show those pesky non-Christians.

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October 17, 2011. Hosted by John C. Snider and David Driscoll.

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One Response to Podcast #134 – Alex Rosenberg (The Atheist’s Guide to Reality)

  1. qapla says:

    It seems to be an old argument, started by Hume, that you can’t get an “ought” from an “is”. Not realizing to get to any “is” you need a whole series of “oughts”.

    And the oft repeated misunderstanding that “facts” can some how be separate from “values”, which they are not.

    check out Rationally Speaking podcast

    RS32 – Value-free Science?

    http://www.rationallyspeakingpodcast.org/show/rs32-value-free-science.html

    RS37 – The Science and Philosophy of Happiness

    http://www.rationallyspeakingpodcast.org/show/rs37-the-science-and-philosophy-of-happiness.html

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    Skepticon One pt. 1 Richard Carrier and PZ Myers through pt. 6
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNMUz1iediU

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