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Dr. J. Hughes
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The Bodhisattva’s Brain pt2 Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Owen Flanagan, professor of philosophy at Duke University and author of The Bodhisattva’s Brain: Buddhism Naturalized. They discuss the relationship of the Aristotleian and Buddhist ideas of happiness and virtue, and the relevance of neuropsychological research on what it means to have a flourishing life. (Part 2 of 2)

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The Bodhisattva’s Brain pt1 Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Owen Flanagan, professor of philosophy at Duke University and author of The Bodhisattva’s Brain: Buddhism Naturalized. They discuss the relationship of the Aristotleian and Buddhist ideas of happiness and virtue, and the relevance of neuropsychological research on what it means to have a flourishing life. (Part 1 of 2)

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A Short History of the Future Changesurfer Radio

This is an interview that I conducted with historian and futurist Warren Wagar in 1998. Wagar was a professor at SUNY Binghamton, an HG Wells scholar, and the author of the technoprogressive classic A Short History of the Future. A special issue of the Journal of World-Systems Research was devoted to commentaries on Warren Wagar’s theory of the forces that are leading to world government. Professor Wagar passed away in 2004.

 

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Do Christians Need Bodies? Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with theologian Brent Waters, author of This Mortal Flesh: Incarnation and Bioethics and From Human to Posthuman: Christian Theology and Technology in a Postmodern World. Professor Waters teaches Christian Social Ethics at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois. They discuss the importance of the body for Christianity, the ethics of reproductive choice and life extension, and whether human beings are supposed to have a creative role in nature.

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What is Character? pt2 Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Christian Miller, Professor of Philosophy and Director of The Character Project at Wake Forest University. They discuss the idea of virtue and moral character and its relationship to moral philosophy, personality theory, religion and neuroscience. Part 2 of 2. Also Dr. J. finishes his chat with Ted Chiang about his Hugo award winning novella “The Lifecycle of Software Objects” and the state of science fiction. (Part 2 of 2)

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What is Character? pt1 Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Christian Miller, Professor of Philosophy and Director of The Character Project at Wake Forest University. They discuss the idea of virtue and moral character and its relationship to moral philosophy, personality theory, religion and neuroscience. Part 1 of 2.

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The Future of Democratic Equality pt2 Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Joseph Schwartz, Professor of Political Science at Temple University and author of The Future of Democratic Equality: Reconstructing Social Solidarity in a Fragmented United States. Prof. Schwartz is a long-time leader in the Democratic Socialists of America, the largest American socialist organization. Part 2 of 2.

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The Future of Democratic Equality pt1 Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Joseph Schwartz, Professor of Political Science at Temple University and author of The Future of Democratic Equality: Reconstructing Social Solidarity in a Fragmented United States. Prof. Schwartz is a long-time leader in the Democratic Socialists of America, the largest American socialist organization. Part 1 of 2.

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Open Source Warfare and Resilient Communities Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with John Robb, a former USAF pilot in special operations and author of Brave New War. He writes the blog Global Guerrillas at globalguerrillas.typepad.com. (Originally broadcast Dec 19, 2009)

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The Ethics of Creating Conscious Beings Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Ted Chiang about his Hugo award winning novella “The Lifecycle of Software Objects,” the ethics of creating intelligent machine minds, and the state of science fiction. (Part 1 of 2)

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The Case for Mars Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Robert Zubrin, author of the recently updated The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must (1996/2011), as well as How to Live on Mars and Entering Space: Creating a Spacefaring Civilization. Zubrin helped found and helps lead the Mars Society, the principal lobby for a Mars mission.

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100 Plus: The Coming Age of Longevity pt2 Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Sonia Arrison, a futurist and policy analyst who has studied the impact of new technologies for the Pacific Research Institute (PRI). They discuss her new book 100+: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, from Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith. (Part 2 of 2)

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100 Plus: The Coming Age of Longevity pt1 Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Sonia Arrison, a futurist and policy analyst who has studied the impact of new technologies for the Pacific Research Institute (PRI). They discuss her new book 100+: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, from Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith. (Part 1 of 2)

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Class Analysis Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Erik Olin Wright,  professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is a foremost scholar of class analysis, and author of many books including Class, Crisis and the State, Class Structure and Income Determination, and Classes, Class Counts and Deepening Democracy. (Originally broadcast Apr 2, 2005).

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Robopocalypse Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Daniel Wilson, who holds a Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, and is the author of How to Survive a Robot Uprising, How to Build a Robot Army, Where’s My Jetpack?: A Guide to the Amazing Science Fiction Future that Never Arrived and most recently Robopacolypse, which is being made into a feature film by Steven Spielberg.