The Philosopher's Arms: The Experience Machine

The Philosopher's Arms: The Experience Machine

The BBC Radio show, The Philosopher's Arms takes listeners to a very special pub where moral dilemmas, philosophical ideas and the real world meet for a chat and a drink, joined by OCN's Anders Sandberg as resident barfly.

This week's show is The Experience Machine. It's a device that guarantees the sensation of a happy and fulfilled life. But it's not real. Should Matthew plug in? David Willets, Jo Wolf and David Geaney join him for a drink to explain the big thinkers behind this idea and debate the nature of happiness, drugs, reality and the role of government.  

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