Nov. 29, 2020, 11:10 a.m. | Tagged under Psychology, Philosophy, whatever, Podcast

Prof. Sheldon Solomon is a social psychologist at Skidmore College. His research focuses on our awareness of our own death, and how (the denial of) it makes us cling to cultural abstractions, guide or behaviour or vote for testosterone infused primates (you know whom I'm referring to).

We discuss a variety of interesting topics such as:
- psychedelics, and whether they should be part of the general education
- how the human infant is a pathetic monstrosity
- ignorance and personalised politics
- why Trump and Hitler could be best friends

Book recommendations:
- Being and Time - Martin Heidegger
- Stand Still like the Hummingbird - Henry Miller
(I really like the last one)