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language as a window into human nature

For a change, here's a link to a great talk on language by Steven Pinker

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Sunday 1 September Stop Being Reasonable: Stories of how we really change our minds Philosopher and journalist Eleanor Gordon-Smith tells lucid, gripping stories that show the limits of human reason.

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Wednesday 11 September Aldous Huxley and the Perennial Philosophy 'Truth is one', say the Upanishads, 'though the wise call it by many names'.

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Monday 16 September Digital to Physical Brian Holliday, Managing Director for Siemens Digital Industries, explores new developments in manufacturing.

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Tuesday 17 September Mind: Best Friend or Worst Enemy? Our mind has a much bigger impact on our life than we usually realize. Knowing how our mind works allows us to take responsibility for our lives and to become creators rather than remain victims.

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Monday 23 September Plato on Justice Exploring Plato's soul-centred understanding of justice.

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