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Episode IX: Pickup Artistry: Sex, Manipulation, and… Self-actualization?

The Multiversity Project

Release Date: 08/19/2019

Ep. XXXI: Bitcoin Social Justice Culture? ft. Andreas M. Antonopoulos show art Ep. XXXI: Bitcoin Social Justice Culture? ft. Andreas M. Antonopoulos

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Andreas M. Antonopoulos, bitcoin advocate and author of "Mastering Bitcoin," joins The Multiversity Project for a special episode on bitcoin culture, social justice, and how the makeup of the crypto community may shape our future.

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Postmodernism: an influential philosophical movement with important insight on the nature of language, knowledge, culture and reality itself? Or, as some would suggest, a thinly veiled Marxist movement pushing its agenda through academia and society at large?

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Is Bitcoin the wave of the future, the tulip craze of today, a revolutionary force to weaken the state, or some combination of all three?

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“Death and life, success and failure, pain and pleasure, wealth and poverty, all these happen to good and bad alike, and they are neither noble, nor shameful, neither good nor bad.”

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Break the 'brules' of your culture. Write your own code. Bend reality. Change the world.

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Pickup artistry, the art of seduction, “The Game--” whatever you call the practice, since time immemorial, men have been trying to get laid. With the advent of the internet, a subculture emerged, where young men gathered on forums and in conferences to trade tactics and teach each other how to compete with (and even become) Chad. But can one really achieve satisfaction by learning to pick up HB9 after HB9?

Is the pickup artist community just a bunch of shady guys using morally questionable tactics to have shallow sex, objectifying women along the way? Or does it have some redemptive qualities?

Can the pursuit of sex actually lead some men to real self-improvement and even self-actualization?

In this episode, The Multiversity Projuct dives deep into PUA culture, drawing on The Game by Neil Strauss, the Mystery Method, Real Social Dynamics, Tyler Durden, and our own experiences ‘gaming’ and ‘being gamed.’ We delve into the ethics of pickup, bringing in feminist Martha Nussbaum and her theories of objectification. Join us for an in-depth conversation about a (usually) very shallow world.

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Media referenced in episode:

The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida: https://archive.org/stream/pdfy-TIGwEuUmNnQVm7x/The+Way+Of+The+Superior+M an_djvu.txt

The Game by Neil Strauss

Objectification by Martha Nussbaum

Tyler Durden’s interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR2j2RC0Ytk

Double Your Dating by David DeAngelo

Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre by Keith Johnstone

https://quillette.com/2019/03/12/attraction-inequality-and-the-dating-economy/

https://www.reddit.com/r/Tinder/comments/23gvy0/its_hard_being_average_my_tinder_experiment/cgwyzoe/

http://www.thenewyoga.org/reflections_on_sexuality.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3smIBRUKSLZHUpMf-pH7m9h8vmF59I6_ud1VQo9pkPCMgpe_5_urc2-Bg