Can understanding the political trauma of the past help to contextualize the present?
What are the political ramifications of the different ways in which ideas are transferred from one culture to another?
How does religious violence occur? How do different ideologies justify violence? What is it about religious violence that seems to make it more violent?
Is depression something we have or something we are?
Is religion inherently more violent than other ideologies? Do all ideologies have the propensity for violence?
How do you relate to the unrelatable?
How is a person defined? Is there a construct that accurately addresses the complexity of personhood?
Regarding the nature vs. nurture debate, does modern research support Pinker’s emphasis on nature, or has the field taken it in a different trajectory?
Is it better to have it all or to lose it all?
Are there pre-existing conditions to our lives? Do we come into a world that’s already holding us back? How do we escape the restrictions set for our individual personhoods?