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Question 2: [1:06:55] – “I am an instructor at a prestigious ivy league school. In my day to day interactions with my coworkers and students, I can taste the liberalism in the air, and it is absolutely disgusting. Do you have any advice for a conservative/libertarian instructor who wants to help fight the indoctrination of college students while not committing career suicide in an academic environment dominated by leftist ideologies?”
Question 3: [1:47:17] – “Since UPB has to apply to all people at all times, there can be no universally preferable positive actions, because that would fail the coma test. Does a philosophical approach to ethics have anything to say about positive ways we should live, as opposed to simply avoiding immoral actions?”
Question 4: [2:08:58] – "In my past I experienced 'revelations' about reincarnation and the nature of a reality beyond our own, although I no longer live by them or think of them, having reconciled them with a dedication to living out a material existence for its own sake. Can the lessons of mysticism and reincarnation be reconciled with objectivity, purpose, and a sense of urgency in the material world?"
Question 5: [2:46:25] – “Morality, as I understand it (and as you seem to understand it, as well, as best as I can tell) is a matter of what one ought to do. You propose the concept of Universally Preferable Behavior as the solution to the “ought” question of morality. If UPB does, in fact, exist (and I have no objection to its existence), why, though, ought I behave in a certain way simply because it is universally preferable? Isn’t a universal preference still simply that? Merely a preference?”
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