Matthew Hutson, Author of The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking, on Legacy

Is Caring About Your Legacy Irrational?

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May 19 2012 12:23 PM

Matthew Hutson: Is Caring About Your Legacy Irrational?

Matthew Hutson’s new book The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking discusses ways most people, even atheists, think “magically”--ranging from out-and-out superstition to subtler departures from rationalism. Hutson contends that caring about your legacy is an example of magical thinking, and here I challenge him on that point:  

You can watch the whole conversation at Bloggingheads.tv.

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