Fallible Ideas Podcast

Episode: Being Friends With Girls 2

I compare being friends with girls to not doing Christmas, as another example of a way of going against your culture based on rational reasoning. I talk about the dangers of love and how the Greeks saw it, including Cupid's arrows being fearsome and lovesickness. And I talk about treating dissenting ideas as a medical issue, and the oppression of Muslims in China being excused as therapy for their mental illness. Links: https://fallibleideas.com/books#szasz https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/08/china-pathologizing-uighur-muslims-mental-illness/568525/

Listen (mp3). Duration 24:26. Date: 2019-01-07

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