The Patten Lecture Series

Recent Submissions

  • Searle, John (Indiana University William T. Patten Foundation, 2014-09-11)
    The distinctive features of human civilization, as opposed to animal societies, are such things as money, property, marriage, government, etc. These are created and partly constituted by linguistic representations. For ...
  • Searle, John (Indiana University William T. Patten Foundation, 2014-09-09)
    A main intellectual scandal today is that we do not have, in philosophy or neurobiology, a generally accepted account of consciousness. In this lecture, John Searle will offer the philosophical core of such an account, ...
  • Gigerenzer, Gerd (Indiana University William T. Patten Foundation, 2014-03-27)
    Whom to marry? How to invest? Whom to trust? Complex problems require complex solutions – so we might think. And if the solution doesn’t work, we make it more complex. That recipe is perfect for a world of known risks, but ...
  • Gigerenzer, Gerd (Indiana University William T. Patten Foundation, 2014-03-25)
    In modern high-tech health care, patients appear to be the stumbling block: an uninformed, anxious, noncompliant folk with unhealthy lifestyles who demand treatments advertised by celebrities, insist on unnecessary but ...
  • Bialek, William (Indiana University William T. Patten Foundation, 2013-10-30)
    Experiments have uncovered many of the mechanisms at work in the machinery of life, but there still is no theoretical framework that ties these discoveries together. A hint about how to construct such a theory comes from ...

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