Paul Bloom

Paul Bloom, PhD

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Eric Zimmer & Paul Bloom 18 Jun 2024 • EN

Understanding the Science of the Mind with Paul Bloom

In this episode, Paul Bloom, delves into the importance of understanding the science of the mind. He explains the psychological benefits of balancing pleasure and values and also the impact of upbringing versus genetics on behavior. Paul's work captures the intricate nature of human motivation and the multifaceted aspe

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Bob’s sage status rises ... GPT-4o: harbinger of the Metaverse? ... Does sentience matter for AI companionship? ... The promise and perils of social AI ... How LLMs flip the script on computing ... Heading to Overtime—and a special announcement! ...

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Robert Wright & Paul Bloom 07 May 2024 • EN

Antisemitism and Free Speech (Robert Wright & Paul Bloom)

Is it ever okay to fire professors for speech? ... Bari Weiss spreads misinformation without consequence ... Are some of Israel’s American supporters unwittingly inflaming antisemitism? ... Ayaan Hirsi Ali converts to Christianity without abandoning New Atheist creed ... Do Sam Harris et. al. get religion totally wrong

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Paul Bloom 04 Apr 2024 • EN

Everything Paul Bloom Knows About Psychology

In “Psych: The Story of the Human Mind,” Paul Bloom, a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, lays out, in his words, “basically everything I know about the mind.” And when he says “everything,” he means it. Where does consciousness come from? Does IQ matter? What makes us happy? Was Sigmund Freud a madm

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Robert Wright & Paul Bloom 09 Feb 2024 • EN

Conspiracy Theories and True Fictions (Robert Wright & Paul Bloom)

Bob’s bad newsletter news for Paul ... Fast Car's moving Grammy moment ... Music, female orgasms, and other evolutionary enigmas ... The Moral Animal turns 30—how has it aged? ... How AI (barely) helps Paul work ... Is America real? ... Bob tries to drag Paul down the JFK rabbit hole ... Lab leak and the trouble with “

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In this episode we start with a dive into evolutionary psychology and how biases have been programmed into you by millions of years of evolution, look at why our guest condemns the concept of Empathy, how the science demonstrates that empathy has no correlation with doing good in the world, how empathy creates disastro

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