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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.

February 3, 2022

Lisa Feldman Barrett

February 3, 2022

Lisa Feldman Barrett

Lisa Feldman Barrett joins us on February 3 at 8pm ET for a far-reaching, members-only discussion on the science of emotions: in the battle between thoughts and feelings, which determines human behaviour? See below for details on how to access the event.

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February 23, 2022

Gad Saad

February 23, 2022

Gad Saad

Gad Saad joins us on February 23 at 8pm ET for an in-depth, members-only discussion on how bad ideas in the social media era are killing common sense and rational debate. See below for details on how to access the event.

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March 17, 2022

Daniel Dennett

March 17, 2022

Daniel Dennett

Daniel Dennett joins us on March 17 at 8 pm ET 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. See below for details on how to access the event.

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April 7, 2022

Julia Galef

April 7, 2022

Julia Galef

Julia Galef joins us on April 7 at 8pm ET 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. See below for details on how to access the event.

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April 28, 2022

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

April 28, 2022

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali joins us on April 28 at 8pm ET for an enlightening, members-only discussion on how many of our longstanding beliefs about reasoning and rationality are coming under attack at a time when they are needed most.

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