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All That’s Good: Recovering The Lost Art of Discernment, with Hannah Anderson

March 14th, 2019 | 2 min read

By Caleb Wait

How do we find ‘the good’ in a world of bad hot takes? Here to help the crew pan for gold is Hannah Anderson. She joins Andrew, Alastair, and Derek to discuss her new book, All That’s Good: Recovering The Lost Art of Discernment, and shares how, through discernment, we can not only survive the world but enjoy it.


Intro: [0:00 – 2:40]

Why write a book on discernment? [2:40 – 4:40]

Why “discernment” is often used in a negative sense [4:40 – 10:00]

How to assess the online context, and engage/comment on issues virtuously  [10:00 – 15:20]

How to exercise wisdom in choosing one good thing, or opportunity, and another [15:20 – 23:45]

Where/when discernment is the most difficult to use [23:45 – 27:40]

Which voices we should listen to in a world where everyone is telling us to follow them [27:40 – 33:55]

How to limit the online voices/figures on our newsfeed [33:55 – 40:13]

Conclusion [40:13 – 41:30]

Resources mentioned:

The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters

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Finally, as always, follow DerekAndrew, and Alastair for more tweet-sized brilliance. Thanks to Timothy Motte for his sound editing work. And thanks to The Joy Eternal for lending us their music, which everybody should download out of gratitude for their kindness.