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We talk about our deepest theories across science, philosophy, economics, and morality. We also explore the history of ideas.

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Fallible Animals Logan Chipkin

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We talk about our deepest theories across science, philosophy, economics, and morality. We also explore the history of ideas.

If you're enjoying my content, please consider supporting the podcast and my writing projects with a donation at https://www.patreon.com/Fallibleanimals. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/logan-chipkin/support

    Property Rights, Argumentation Ethics, and Praxeology with Stephan Kinsella

    Property Rights, Argumentation Ethics, and Praxeology with Stephan Kinsella

    Joining me today is patent attorney and libertarian theorist Stephan Kinsella. Mr. Kinsella is the author of the book, Against Intellectual Property, and is the founder and director of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom. He is also the founder and editor of Libertarians Papers, and he’s a member of the Editorial Board of Reason Papers.  

    We cover a wide range of specific topics, from property rights, argumentation ethics, whether or not praxeology is falsifiable, common arguments against the existence or morality of anarcho-capitalism, and potential connections between praxeology, free will, and constructor theory.

    Stephan Kinsella's website - http://www.stephankinsella.com

    Stephan Kinsella's Twitter - https://twitter.com/NSKinsella

    Mises: Keep It Interesting - https://mises.org/wire/mises-keep-it-interesting

    A Libertarian Theory of Contract: Title Transfer, Binding Promises, Inalienability - https://mises.org/library/libertarian-theory-contract-title-transfer-binding-promises-inalienability-0

    How We Come to Own Ourselves - https://mises.org/library/how-we-come-own-ourselves

    Against Intellectual Property - https://mises.org/library/against-intellectual-property-0



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    Website - www.loganchipkin.com

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    Fallible Animals Episode 11: A Life Worth Creating with Carlos De la Guardia

    Fallible Animals Episode 11: A Life Worth Creating with Carlos De la Guardia

    I speak with Carlos De la Guardia, an amateur AGI researcher and musician  with a longtime interest in Popper and Deutsch. We discuss how one can apply the philosophy of critical rationalism, and some of David Deutsch’s ideas, to 'real life'. How should one act, given that problems are inevitable, and life is literally unpredictable? We also discuss how critical rationalism may help us to have more productive disagreements, effective altruism, and the universal constructor.



    Carlos' Twitter - https://twitter.com/dela3499



    Twitter - https://twitter.com/ChipkinLogan

    Website - www.loganchipkin.com

    Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/Fallibleanimals



    Some books mentioned: 

    Zero to One, by Peter Thiel - https://www.amazon.com/Zero-One-Notes-Startups-Future/dp/0804139296

    The Logic of Scientific Discovery, by Karl Popper - https://www.amazon.com/Logic-Scientific-Discovery-Routledge-Classics/dp/0415278449

    The Lunar Men: Five Friends Whose Curiosity Changed the World, by Jenny Uglow - https://www.amazon.com/Lunar-Men-Friends-Curiosity-Changed/dp/0374528888


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    Fallible Animals Episode 10: Interview with Physicist Sabine Hossenfelder

    Fallible Animals Episode 10: Interview with Physicist Sabine Hossenfelder

    I interview physicist and science writer Sabine Hossenfelder. She is a Research Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, where she leads the Analog Systems for Gravity Duals group and researches quantum gravity. We discuss ideas from her book, Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray, such as the role of philosophical ideas of beauty, naturalness, and elegance in fundamental physics and the sociological factors that affect scientific research. We also discuss often misunderstood ideas in fundamental physics, such as the difference between a Grand Unified Theory and a Theory of Everything, and the difference between time-invariance and time reversibility. 

    Dr. Hossenfelder's Twitter - @skdh

    Dr. Hossenfelder's book, Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray - https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Math-Beauty-Physics-Astray-ebook/dp/B0763L6YR7

    Dr. Hossenfelder's website - http://sabinehossenfelder.com

    Dr. Hossendelder's blog - http://backreaction.blogspot.com

    My appearance on Christofer Lovgren's podcast, Do Explain - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/5-big-three-case-against-government-logan-chipkin/id1482313214?i=1000457352171

    My recent article with Areo Magazine, People and the Cosmos: Constructor Theory - https://areomagazine.com/2019/11/25/people-and-the-cosmos-constructor-theory/

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    Twitter - https://twitter.com/ChipkinLogan

    Articles - www.loganchipkin.com




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    Fallible Animals Episode 9: Laws vs. Principles

    Fallible Animals Episode 9: Laws vs. Principles

    We discuss the difference between laws versus principles as elucidated by constructor theory, and why it matters. Constructor theory may be thought of as a 'theory of theories' whose principles constrain other theories. Just as these subsidiary, object-level theories constrain the behavior of physical phenomena, so too constructor theory, as a meta-level theory, constrains the behavior of object-level theories both known and unknown. Constructor theoretic principles can also constrain and solve problems with theories that explain inherently unpredictable phenomena, such as those of biology, economics, and epistemology.



    My patreon page - https://www.patreon.com/Fallibleanimals

    Economic Creationism - https://libertarianinstitute.org/articles/economic-creationism/

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/ChipkinLogan

    Articles - www.loganchipkin.com

    Foundational Paper on Constructor Theory - https://arxiv.org/pdf/1210.7439.pdf

    Constructor Theory of Life - https://arxiv.org/pdf/1407.0681.pdf

    The Upright Thinkers - https://www.amazon.com/Upright-Thinkers-Journey-Living-Understanding/dp/0307908232


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    Fallible Animals Episode 8: Interview with Astrobiologist Lewis Dartnell

    Fallible Animals Episode 8: Interview with Astrobiologist Lewis Dartnell

    I interview award-winning astrobiologist and science writer Lewis Dartnell. We discuss themes from his most recent book, Origins: How The Earth Made Us, as well as ideas from his field of study, astrobiology. Dr. Dartnell holds the Professorship in Science Communication at the University of Westminster. Interview topics include: how the Earth's cycles may have driven human evolution, humanity's search for extraterrestrial life, the shadow biosphere, why some civilizations came to dominate the globe, and more.

    Dr. Dartnell's homepage - http://lewisdartnell.com/en-gb/

    Dr. Dartnell's Twitter - https://twitter.com/lewis_dartnell



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    Articles - www.loganchipkin.com


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    Fallible Animals Episode 7: Interview with Science Writer Graham Farmelo

    Fallible Animals Episode 7: Interview with Science Writer Graham Farmelo

    I interview award-winning science writer Graham Farmelo. We discuss ideas in his latest book, The Universe Speaks in Numbers, including the relationship between math and physics, whether the laws of Nature are invented or discovered, the history of the relationship between the communities of mathematicians and physicists, current progress in physics, and much more.

    Shortened transcript of interview - https://areomagazine.com/2019/09/08/the-marriage-between-maths-and-reality-an-interview-with-graham-farmelo/

    Dr. Farmelo's website - https://grahamfarmelo.com

    Dr. Farmelo's Twitter - https://twitter.com/grahamfarmelo

    Link to The Universe Speaks in Numbers - https://www.amazon.com/Universe-Speaks-Numbers-Reveals-Natures/dp/B07RN9HV8N/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1Q7EK9AKQ4A7K&keywords=the+universe+speaks+in+numbers&qid=1572784191&sprefix=the+universe+speaks+in+number%2Caps%2C132&sr=8-1



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    Articles - www.loganchipkin.com

     


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