1 hr 11 min

Johnathan Bi — Girard, Desire, and Modernity Infinite Loops

    • Investing

Johnathan Bi started out getting trained in Mathematics, and then eventually went on to study Philosophy and Computer Science at Columbia. He hosts a lecture series on René Girard’s Mimetic Theory and is also a founding member of Lonsdale Investment Technology.

Important Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnathanBi
Lecture series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qu6vBebwwg
Website: https://johnathanbi.com/
Lonsdale Investment Technology: https://www.longterm.com/
Show Notes:

Becoming pessimistic with age
Humiliation always comes back to bite you
How Jonathan got introduced to Buddhism and Girard
Why Jonathan left academia
The driving human emotion
Has modernity ignored the “spirit”?
Girard’s apocalyptic predictions
Wild, wild west of capitalism
The mystery with the discovery of the skull
What does eugenics say about science?
Science becoming dictatorial
Buddhism figuring out the inner telescope
Physical vs. metaphysical desires
Mimesis in asset valuation
Price to magic ratio
Nietzsche's will of power
Is delusion bad?
Can internet lead to greater violence?
“The Buddhist Solution”
Girard—A rescuer of spirit
And MUCH more!
Books Mentioned:

The Status Game; by Will Storr
The Struggle for Recognition; by Axel Honneth
Sapiens; by Yuval Noah Harari
The Science of Storytelling; by Will Storr
The Origin of Species; Charles Darwin
Untimely Meditations; by Friedrich Nietzsche

Johnathan Bi started out getting trained in Mathematics, and then eventually went on to study Philosophy and Computer Science at Columbia. He hosts a lecture series on René Girard’s Mimetic Theory and is also a founding member of Lonsdale Investment Technology.

Important Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnathanBi
Lecture series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qu6vBebwwg
Website: https://johnathanbi.com/
Lonsdale Investment Technology: https://www.longterm.com/
Show Notes:

Becoming pessimistic with age
Humiliation always comes back to bite you
How Jonathan got introduced to Buddhism and Girard
Why Jonathan left academia
The driving human emotion
Has modernity ignored the “spirit”?
Girard’s apocalyptic predictions
Wild, wild west of capitalism
The mystery with the discovery of the skull
What does eugenics say about science?
Science becoming dictatorial
Buddhism figuring out the inner telescope
Physical vs. metaphysical desires
Mimesis in asset valuation
Price to magic ratio
Nietzsche's will of power
Is delusion bad?
Can internet lead to greater violence?
“The Buddhist Solution”
Girard—A rescuer of spirit
And MUCH more!
Books Mentioned:

The Status Game; by Will Storr
The Struggle for Recognition; by Axel Honneth
Sapiens; by Yuval Noah Harari
The Science of Storytelling; by Will Storr
The Origin of Species; Charles Darwin
Untimely Meditations; by Friedrich Nietzsche

1 hr 11 min