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William Lane Craig: In Quest of the Historical Adam

Analytic philosopher and Christian apologist William Lane Craig discusses his recent book, In Quest of the Historical Adam. Was Adam a real historical person? And if so, who was he and when did he live? Craig sets out to answer these questions through a biblical and scientific investigation. He also examines the origin of humanity, Genesis…

Frank Wilczek on Thinking, Writing, and Science

Theoretical physicist and mathematician Frank Wilczek discusses his way of thinking about fundamental science, his writing and philosophy, humanity’s place and purpose, what is and what could be in science, and the laws of physics. Wilczek’s latest book, Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality, is available for purchase now. Frank Wilczek is a theoretical physicist, author, and…

Frank Wilczek on the Future of Science

Theoretical physicist and mathematician Frank Wilczek discusses humankind’s place and purpose, what is and what could be in science, and the laws of physics. Wilczek”s latest book, Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality, is available for purchase now. Frank Wilczek is a theoretical physicist, author, and intellectual adventurer. He has received many prizes for his work, including…

Yujin Nagasawa GPRP Conclusion

Yujin Nagasawa is the H.G. Wood Professor of the Philosophy of Religion and Co-Director, Birmingham Centre for the Philosophy of Religion at the University of Birmingham (UK). In this interview with Robert Lawrence Kuhn, he provides a summary of the Global Philosophy of Religion Project. The Global Philosophy of Religion Project aims to make the philosophy…

Hilary Lawson on Closure

English philosopher Hilary Lawson discusses his book, Closure: A Story of Everything, a text that develops a comprehensive system of non-realist metaphysics.Hilary Lawson is a philosopher and award-winning broadcaster who founded @The Institute of Art and Ideas to bring philosophy and intellectual ideas into public discourse. He has been hosting IAI TV’s philosophy and global politics debate…

[Part 2] Paul Davies on What’s Eating the Universe

Astrophysicist Paul Davies continues the conversation on his new book, What’s Eating the Universe? And Other Cosmic Questions. From Consciousness, the Cosmic Horizon, and the fate of our universe to if there’s meaning to existence, if aliens out there, and the Doomsday Argument. Davies’ book, What’s Eating the Universe? And Other Cosmic Questions, is available for…

[Part 1] Paul Davies on What’s Eating the Universe

Astrophysicist Paul Davies talks his new book, What’s Eating the Universe? And Other Cosmic Questions. In it, he covers teleology in the cosmos, the fine-tuning of our universe, multiple universes, how to understand reality, dark energy, dark matter, time travel, and much more. Davies’ book, What’s Eating the Universe?, is available for purchase here.

Stephon Alexander on the Fear of a Black Universe | Closer To Truth Chats

Stephon Alexander, cosmologist and professor of theoretical physics at Brown University, discusses his most recent book, Fear of a Black Universe: An Outsider’s Guide to the Future of Physics, an important guide to both science and society. Alexander’s book, Fear of a Black Universe, is available for purchase here.  

David Chalmers on Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy

David Chalmers, Professor of Philosophy at New York University where he is co-director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness, discusses his important new book, Reality+. The book takes readers on a mind-bending journey through virtual worlds, illuminating the nature of reality and our place within it. Chalmers’ book, Reality+: Virtual Worlds and the…

Toji Kamata on Shinto Philosophy

Today, we explore the philosophy of Shinto, Japan’s traditional religion. Toji Kamata, Professor Emeritus at Kyoto University, is an expert in Shinto and other Asian traditions. His work spans Japanese thought history, folklore, philosophy of religion, and comparative civilization. He plays traditional Japanese musical instruments and writes Shinto songs and poems. He has climbed Hi-ei…

Ted Good on Zoroastrian Philosophy

What is the nature of God or deities in Zoroastrianism? In Zoroastrian tradition, what kinds of arguments have been advanced for the existence of such a God or deities? In Zoroastrianism, was the world created by God? What is fundamental reality? Ted Good is a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto. He specializes in…

Chad Meister on Christian Philosophy

What are the basic principles for relating Christian philosophy to the philosophies of other religious traditions? Are there good arguments for and against the existence of God? What to do with the problem of evil? Does God intervene in human affairs? What is ultimate reality from a Christian perspective? Chad Meister is Professor of Philosophy…