I went in to this interview with Peter Boghossian sincerely not knowing what to expect. He’s a professor of philosophy at Portland State College, and my entire knowledge of philosophy comes from a single class I took freshman year of college which, to be frank, did not go well.
But I loved Peter’s take on why philosophy is important and how it can actually be applied to help society at large.
One of the more interesting points we discussed was the idea of treating the roots of bad beliefs instead of the resulting behaviors.
His book is called A Manual for Creating Atheists, and I’m sincerely looking forward to picking it up.
He’s a really cool, super-intense, obviously-smart guy with a lot of interesting ideas. It also ended up being one of the most atheism-heavy interviews I had (as opposed to one focused on pseudoscientific or paranormal topics).