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  • Fraser, Nancy (Indiana University William T. Patten Foundation, 2011-01-25)
    The thought of Karl Polanyi can shed some much-needed critical light on the present crisis of neoliberalism. His 1944 book, The Great Transformation, traced a previous crisis of capitalism to efforts to commodify land, ...
  • Hrdy, Sarah (Indiana University William T. Patten Foundation, 2013-04-02)
    Humans are remarkably similar to other apes. Like us, chimpanzees and orangutans are extremely clever, use tools and exhibit rudimentary understanding of causality and what others intend. However, other apes are not nearly ...
  • Palutikof, Jean (Indiana University William T. Patten Foundation, 2010-10-11)
    However much we play with the idea of geo-engineering solutions, there are really only two weapons available to deal with the threat of climate change: mitigation (reducing emissions of greenhouse gases) and adaptation ...
  • 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 ...
  • O'Donnell, James (Indiana University William T. Patten Foundation, 2008-10-30)
    Mass usage of the Internet is in its second decade, and Professor O'Donnell's Avatars of the Word, a study of the place of media in cultural history, is just ten years old. What have we learned, what haven't we learned, ...
  • O'Donnell, James (Indiana University William T. Patten Foundation, 2008-10-28)
    What should history be "about"? The long-term movement of DNA-carrying peoples and their economic development, or the crises of a given president or prime minister. Ancient history and its narratives shaped much of what ...
  • Berry, Wendell (Indiana University William T. Patten Foundation, 2010-11-11)
    Over the past half-century, no one has written more probingly or more influentially about the relations between culture and agriculture than Wendell Berry. His essays, short stories, novels, and poems have ranged eloquently ...
  • Berry, Wendell (Indiana University William T. Patten Foundation, 2010-11-09)
    Over the past half-century, no one has written more probingly or more influentially about the relations between culture and agriculture than Wendell Berry. His essays, short stories, novels, and poems have ranged eloquently ...

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