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Futureproof Extra: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life

Why do we do the things that we do? Most of us would have a pretty good idea of what drives us to...

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07.13 3 Sep 2019


Futureproof Extra: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life



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07.13 3 Sep 2019


Why do we do the things that we do?

Most of us would have a pretty good idea of what drives us to act and behave in certain ways.

But what if that sense of certainty was actually a basic evolutionary response to the more selfish and self-serving motives of our subconscious that are actually at work?

Robin Hanson is associate professor of economics at George Mason University, research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University & co-author of The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life.

He joins Jonathan to discuss.

Plus and extra special insight into the bizarre and wonderful inner workings of Jonathan's brain...


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