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The Winter 2022 Munk Dialogues explore the topic of reason and rationality, from the perspective of the individual to society at large. How do our brains actually work when it comes to our faculty to reason? What role does reason play in our evolution as a species and the development of the modern society? And, what is happening to reason and rationality today? Are we losing our capacity to reason together, and if so, why? The Winter Munk Dialogues explore the cutting edge of how we think with some of the world’s brightest minds and sharpest intellects.

April 7, 2022

Julia Galef

April 7, 2022

Julia Galef

Julia Galef joined us on April 7 for a fascinating, members-only discussion on why embracing a scout’s mindset, one that champions curiosity and truth-seeking over knee jerk reactions, will give us the tools we need to make smarter decisions. 

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March 17, 2022

Daniel Dennett

March 17, 2022

Daniel Dennett

Daniel Dennett joined us on March 17 for a special members-only discussion on the origin of human consciousness, and how our minds have been shaped by natural selection and generations of cultural evolution.

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February 23, 2022

Gad Saad

February 23, 2022

Gad Saad

Gad Saad joined us on February 23 for an in-depth, members-only discussion on how lazy thinking and intellectual tribalism is killing common sense and rational debate.

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February 3, 2022

Lisa Feldman Barrett

February 3, 2022

Lisa Feldman Barrett

Lisa Feldman Barrett joined us on February 3 for a far-reaching, members-only discussion on the science of emotions: in the battle between thoughts and feelings, which determines human behaviour? 

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January 13, 2022

Steven Pinker

January 13, 2022

Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker joined us on January 13, 2022 for a thought-provoking, members-only discussion on how sectarian solidarity and our pursuit of self-interest has led to the demise of objectivity, truth, and collective rationality.

 

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