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Conversations with History: Steven Pinker

Published on Apr 1, 2014 Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Harvard’s Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology, for a discussion of his intellectual journey. Pinker discusses the origins and evolution of his thinking on human nature. Topics include: growing up in Montreal in a Jewish family, the impact of the 1960’s, his education, and …

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Conversations with History: Noam Chomsky

On this edition of Conversations with History, UC Berkeley’s Harry Kreisler is joined by linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky to discuss activism, anarchism and the role the United States plays in the world today. Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator and activist. Sometimes described as the “father of modern …

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Conversations with History: Daniel Kahneman

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Princeton Psychology Professor Daniel Kahneman for a discussion of his Nobel prize winning research on intuition and decision making (prospect theory) People behave as if they would compute a value (utility), based on the potential outcomes and their respective probabilities, and then choose the alternative having a higher utility. A …

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Conversations with History: Asia the West and the Logic of One World with Kishore Mahbubani

Conversations with History host Harry Kreisler welcome Professor Kishore Mahbubani for a discussion of his new book, The Great Convergence. Professor Mahbubani analyzes the global forces propelling global society and economy toward one world. He also discusses the failure to develop a structure for global governance. In dissecting this contradiction he explains how existing global …

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