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This is my interview with Sam Kuypers, a DPhil student at Oxford University. We discuss the problems with quantum field theory, how qubit field theory seems to solve some of these problems, and how constructor theory might aid the development of qubit field theory. Qubit Field Theory - https://arxiv.org/pdf/quant-ph/0401024.pdf Constructor Theory o…
 
This is my interview with Vlatko Vedral, a professor of quantum information science at Oxford University. We discuss the difference between dynamical laws and principles in physics, the role that the principles of constructor theory play in discovering new dynamical laws, the constructor theory of information, his research (in collaboration with Ch…
 
This is my interview with Nicetu Tibau Vidal, a DPhil student at Oxford University. We discuss his research, which includes demonstrating that fermions conform to Einstein's principle of locality. We also discuss his ongoing research project of formalizing constructor theory. Video Version, Part One - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IKbA9AzPv0&t=1…
 
TAGS U.S. History History of the Austrian School of Economics Political Theory Murray N. Rothbard The fifth volume of Conceived in Liberty highlights the most important battle of the American project — one that continues to this day — the conflict between those who want to centralize power, and those who choose to stand to defend the American herit…
 
TAGS U.S. History History of the Austrian School of Economics Political Theory Murray N. Rothbard The fifth volume of Conceived in Liberty highlights the most important battle of the American project — one that continues to this day — the conflict between those who want to centralize power, and those who choose to stand to defend the American herit…
 
Joining me today is patent attorney and libertarian theorist Stephan Kinsella. Mr. Kinsella is the author of the book, Against Intellectual Property, and is the founder and director of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom. He is also the founder and editor of Libertarians Papers, and he’s a member of the Editorial Board of Reason Papers. …
 
I speak with Carlos De la Guardia, an amateur AGI researcher and musician with a longtime interest in Popper and Deutsch. We discuss how one can apply the philosophy of critical rationalism, and some of David Deutsch’s ideas, to 'real life'. How should one act, given that problems are inevitable, and life is literally unpredictable? We also discuss…
 
I interview physicist and science writer Sabine Hossenfelder. She is a Research Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, where she leads the Analog Systems for Gravity Duals group and researches quantum gravity. We discuss ideas from her book, Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray, such as the role of philosophical ideas of b…
 
We discuss the difference between laws versus principles as elucidated by constructor theory, and why it matters. Constructor theory may be thought of as a 'theory of theories' whose principles constrain other theories. Just as these subsidiary, object-level theories constrain the behavior of physical phenomena, so too constructor theory, as a meta…
 
I interview award-winning astrobiologist and science writer Lewis Dartnell. We discuss themes from his most recent book, Origins: How The Earth Made Us, as well as ideas from his field of study, astrobiology. Dr. Dartnell holds the Professorship in Science Communication at the University of Westminster. Interview topics include: how the Earth's cyc…
 
I interview award-winning science writer Graham Farmelo. We discuss ideas in his latest book, The Universe Speaks in Numbers, including the relationship between math and physics, whether the laws of Nature are invented or discovered, the history of the relationship between the communities of mathematicians and physicists, current progress in physic…
 
I interview Oxford physicist Chiara Marletto, who has been working on constructor theory for several years. She's published papers on its applications to various fields, including those of information, thermodynamics, life, and probability. We discuss the origins and motivations of constructor theory, problems the theory may solve, current research…
 
We continue our exploration of constructor theory, our deepest theory in physics. We learn about the conceptual tools used in the theory, such as constructors, tasks, and substrates. We explain how constructor theory solves a few philosophical problems, such as whether or not causation is real, and what knowledge is in physical terms. We explain wh…
 
We motivate and introduce Constructor Theory, humanity's first Theory of Everything (or so I claim). We explain what the founder of Constructor Theory, David Deutsch, calls the prevailing conception, and why it is inadequate in capturing and explaining many phenomena in nature, such as evolution by natural selection, the growth of knowledge, and va…
 
In this episode of Fallible Animals, we discuss how it is that sciences progresses, despite the fact that all science is conjectural. It turns out that progress entails reducing errors in our worldview. We define knowledge and review its growth over the course of history. Finally, we take as a case study our ever-improving understanding of our own …
 
We begin our discussion of the philosophy of knowledge called Critical Rationalism. We briefly review the intellectual climate in which it was created, and we discuss some of the core concepts, such as the conjectural nature of scientific theories, Popper's criterion of demarcation, and the role of criticism in science. Twitter - https://twitter.co…
 
Introduction episode to the Fallible Animals podcast. I very briefly describe the philosophy of critical rationalism, and I hint at the worldview that will be the foundation of the show. More on both in future episodes, as we continue to explore ideas in science, philosophy, economics, and morality, and their history. Twitter - https://twitter.com/…
 
TAGS Calculation and Knowledge Interventionism Political Theory Hans-Hermann Hoppe's first treatise in English — actually his first book in English — and the one that put him on the map as a social thinker and economist to watch. He argued that there are only two possible archetypes in economic affairs: socialism and capitalism. All systems are com…
 
TAGS Calculation and Knowledge Interventionism Political Theory Hans-Hermann Hoppe's first treatise in English — actually his first book in English — and the one that put him on the map as a social thinker and economist to watch. He argued that there are only two possible archetypes in economic affairs: socialism and capitalism. All systems are com…
 
TAGS War and Foreign Policy Political Theory Hans-Hermann Hoppe takes on the most difficult subject in economic and political theory: the provision of security. He argues that the service is better provided by free markets than government, while addressing a hundred counter-arguments. Here we have an important updating of an argument rarely made ev…
 
TAGS War and Foreign Policy Political Theory Hans-Hermann Hoppe takes on the most difficult subject in economic and political theory: the provision of security. He argues that the service is better provided by free markets than government, while addressing a hundred counter-arguments. Here we have an important updating of an argument rarely made ev…
 
TAGS War and Foreign Policy Interventionism Monopoly and Competition Political Theory Hans-Hermann Hoppe Need the state to provide national defense? Think again, and get ready for a wild intellectual ride. With eleven chapters by top libertarian scholars on all aspects of defense, this book edited by Hans-Hermann Hoppe represents an ambitious attem…
 
TAGS War and Foreign Policy Interventionism Monopoly and Competition Political Theory Hans-Hermann Hoppe Need the state to provide national defense? Think again, and get ready for a wild intellectual ride. With eleven chapters by top libertarian scholars on all aspects of defense, this book edited by Hans-Hermann Hoppe represents an ambitious attem…
 
TAGS War and Foreign Policy Interventionism Monopoly and Competition Political Theory Hans-Hermann Hoppe Need the state to provide national defense? Think again, and get ready for a wild intellectual ride. With eleven chapters by top libertarian scholars on all aspects of defense, this book edited by Hans-Hermann Hoppe represents an ambitious attem…
 
TAGS War and Foreign Policy Interventionism Monopoly and Competition Political Theory Hans-Hermann Hoppe Need the state to provide national defense? Think again, and get ready for a wild intellectual ride. With eleven chapters by top libertarian scholars on all aspects of defense, this book edited by Hans-Hermann Hoppe represents an ambitious attem…
 
TAGS Big Government Free Markets Other Schools of Thought Zack Rofer There are many popular myths that are used to try to justify the existence of the state, and also many popular myths about libertarianism and the free market. Zack Rofer's work explodes both sets of myths, and is both a primer for those taking a first look at these topics, as well…
 
TAGS Big Government Free Markets Other Schools of Thought Zack Rofer There are many popular myths that are used to try to justify the existence of the state, and also many popular myths about libertarianism and the free market. Zack Rofer's work explodes both sets of myths, and is both a primer for those taking a first look at these topics, as well…
 
TAGS Big Government Political Theory Louis E. Carabini Advancing social ideas that do not demand obedience or compliance requires far more personal patience than simply forcing others to comply via the political ballot box. The widely held idea that dicta and force can serve a useful purpose will eventually fade into backward thinking in the so-cal…
 
TAGS Biographies U.S. History War and Foreign Policy Political Theory Murray N. Rothbard After World War II, the "Old Right" was derailed by an interventionist group of anti-communist crusaders—and Libertarian ideas went by the wayside. Here, Murray Rothbard tells the sorry tale from the inside. Narrated by Ian Temple. Download audio file READ MORE…
 
TAGS Biographies U.S. History War and Foreign Policy Political Theory Murray N. Rothbard After World War II, the "Old Right" was derailed by an interventionist group of anti-communist crusaders—and Libertarian ideas went by the wayside. Here, Murray Rothbard tells the sorry tale from the inside. Narrated by Ian Temple. Download audio file READ MORE…
 
TAGS Education Murray N. Rothbard What is it about today's school system that so many find unsatisfactory? Why have generations of reformers failed to improve the educational system, and, indeed, caused it to degenerate further and further into an ever declining level of mediocrity? In this radical and scholarly monograph, Murray N. Rothbard identi…
 
The Progressive Era Part 1 TAGS Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismU.S. History 12/20/2017 Murray N. Rothbard Rothbard’s power-elite historical analysis shows how big business, big unions, and big government conspired to cartelize industries in order to further their own interests. Programs and agencies started in the Progressive Era…
 
The Progressive Era Part 2 TAGS Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismU.S. History 12/20/2017 Murray N. Rothbard Rothbard’s power-elite historical analysis shows how big business, big unions, and big government conspired to cartelize industries in order to further their own interests. Programs and agencies started in the Progressive Era…
 
The Progressive Era Part 3 TAGS Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismU.S. History 12/20/2017 Murray N. Rothbard Rothbard’s power-elite historical analysis shows how big business, big unions, and big government conspired to cartelize industries in order to further their own interests. Programs and agencies started in the Progressive Era…
 
The Theory of Money & Credit Part 1 TAGS Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking 12/11/2017 Ludwig von Mises Mises wrote this book for the ages, and it remains the most spirited, thorough, and scientifically rigorous treatise on money to ever appear. It made Mises's reputation across Europe and established him as the most important economis…
 
The Theory of Money & Credit Part 2 TAGS Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking 12/11/2017 Ludwig von Mises Mises wrote this book for the ages, and it remains the most spirited, thorough, and scientifically rigorous treatise on money to ever appear. It made Mises's reputation across Europe and established him as the most important economis…
 
The Theory of Money & Credit Part 2 TAGS Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking 12/11/2017 Ludwig von Mises Mises wrote this book for the ages, and it remains the most spirited, thorough, and scientifically rigorous treatise on money to ever appear. It made Mises's reputation across Europe and established him as the most important economis…
 
The Theory of Money & Credit Part 1 TAGS Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking 12/11/2017 Ludwig von Mises Mises wrote this book for the ages, and it remains the most spirited, thorough, and scientifically rigorous treatise on money to ever appear. It made Mises's reputation across Europe and established him as the most important economis…
 
The Mises Reader Unabridged Part 1 TAGS Austrian Economics Overview 04/10/2018 Ludwig von Mises The Mises Reader is intended to give a taste of the many facets of Mises’s thought in a way that accessibly communicates most of his key contributions to the social sciences. It therefore includes excerpts from his larger and more technically demanding w…
 
The Mises Reader Unabridged Part 2 TAGS Austrian Economics Overview 04/10/2018 Ludwig von Mises The Mises Reader is intended to give a taste of the many facets of Mises’s thought in a way that accessibly communicates most of his key contributions to the social sciences. It therefore includes excerpts from his larger and more technically demanding w…
 
The Mises Reader Unabridged Part 2 TAGS Austrian Economics Overview 04/10/2018 Ludwig von Mises The Mises Reader is intended to give a taste of the many facets of Mises’s thought in a way that accessibly communicates most of his key contributions to the social sciences. It therefore includes excerpts from his larger and more technically demanding w…
 
The Mises Reader Unabridged Part 1 TAGS Austrian Economics Overview 04/10/2018 Ludwig von Mises The Mises Reader is intended to give a taste of the many facets of Mises’s thought in a way that accessibly communicates most of his key contributions to the social sciences. It therefore includes excerpts from his larger and more technically demanding w…
 
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