David and Tamler argue about the philosopher L.A. Paul’s ideas on “transformative experiences” – big life decisions that will change you and your values so much that our normal decision-making models break down. Tamler is fully on board and hopeful for philosophy, but David sees Paul’s view as a threat to his precious rationality. Plus, we tackle the greatest existential threat to human civilization in history: critical race theory. Why are people on all sides so intent on misunderstanding it?
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[Essay] History As End, By Matthew Karp | Harper's MagazineOn Having Whiteness by Donald MossSean Wilentz: A Matter of Facts - The AtlanticThe Vampire Problem: A Brilliant Thought Experiment Illustrating the Paradox of Transformative Experience – Brain PickingsPaul, L. A. (2015). Précis of" Transformative Experience".Transformative Experience by L.A. Paul [amazon.com affiliate link]