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  • Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Endowed Lecture One of the world’s leading neuroscientists, Dr. Antonio Damasio has made watershed contributions to the understanding of how our brains process emotions, decisions, and conscious. He is the David… more

  • Martha C. Nussbaum is the author of numerous watershed books and articles concerning moral, legal, and political philosophy, including The Fragility of Goodness , Sex and Social Justice , and Cultivating Humanity . The Ernst Freund Distinguished… more

  • Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Endowed Lecture In conversation with Tracey Matisak, award-winning broadcaster and journalist Annette Gordon-Reed won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for  The Hemingses of Monticello: An American… more

  • Frank B. Wilderson III spent more than five years in South Africa, where he was one of two Americans elected to the African National Congress during the country’s transformation after apartheid. His books include  Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and… more

  • In conversation with Action News anchor, Jim Gardner Dr. Amy Gutmann is President of the University of Pennsylvania, where she is also a professor of political science and communications. Formerly the provost at Princeton, she is the author of 16… more

  • A staff writer at The New Yorker for more than three decades, Adam Gopnik is the author of Paris to the Moon , The Table Comes First , and At the Strangers’ Gate , an “elegant” memoir of his 1980s move to a peculiar New York that “effortlessly… more

  • In conversation with Carlin Romano , Critic-at-Large, The Chronicle of Higher Education , former literary critic The Philadelphia Inquirer and author of America the Philosophical . “Perhaps the most prominent intellectual in France today” ( The… more

  • Watch the video here . An internationally acclaimed yoga teacher whose body-positive approach encourages students to ask “How do I feel?” rather than “How do I look?,” Jessamyn Stanley has been featured on Good Morning America, Shape, People ,… more

  • Watch the video here . “Perhaps America’s most widely read (and debated) living philosopher” ( New York Times ), Daniel C. Dennett is the author of a score of books that explore the intersection of human consciousness and evolutionary biology,… more

  • In conversation with Carlin Romano, Critic-at-Large,The Chronicle of Higher Education  “Perhaps the most prominent intellectual in France today” ( The Boston Globe ), Bernard-Henri Lévy led the vanguard of the radical 1970s “New Philosophy”… more

  • Jennifer Haigh received the 2003 PEN/Hemingway Award for outstanding debut fiction for her novel Mrs. Kimble . Her other books include the novels The Conditio n, Faith , and the New York Times bestseller Baker Towers , as well as News from Heaven… more

  • Historians Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf are two of the world’s leading authorities on America’s enigmatic and paradoxical third President. Gordon-Reed is most noted for the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Hemingses of Monticello , a history… more

  • Esteemed biologist E. O. Wilson’s ideas have had an immeasurable influence on our understanding of life, nature, and society. The author of more than 25 books, including two Pulitzer Prize-winning works of nonfiction, Wilson has won a raft of… more

  • Esteemed economist Amartya Sen received the Nobel Prize for his work on social choice theory, welfare economics, development economics, moral and political philosophy, and the economics of peace and war. With an impeccable record of advocacy for… more

  • “Clever, observant, and nimble,” novelist and philosopher Rebecca Goldstein examines the conflicts between heart and mind, how philosophy and emotion construct the totality of who we are. Her five novels include The Late-Summer Passion of a Woman… more

  • “One of the most beautiful, original, and ingenious prose stylists to have come along in decades” ( New York Times ), Nicholson Baker is the bestselling author of nine unconventional novels and five works of nonfiction, including the National… more

  • It's hard to find a food blog with more accolades than Deb Perelman’s Smitten Kitchen blog, which counts the New York Times , Martha Stewart, NPR, and Rachael Ray among its many admirers. Perelman’s philosophy is that there are no bad cooks, just… more

  • Carlin Romano, critic-at-large of  The Chronicle of Higher Education, spent 25 years as Literary Critic of the Philadelphia Inquirer , where he also served at various times as cultural reporter, general assignment city staffer, and correspondent… more

  • The author of more than 25 books, including two Pulitzer Prize-winning works of nonfiction, E.O. Wilson has won a raft of scientific and conservation prizes, including the prestigious National Medal of Science. Wilson’s writing explores the world… more

  • Alain de Botton's aphoristic first novel, On Love, was a winking dissertation on romantic love, published when he was just 23. It was followed by several books that explored a philosophy of everyday life, including The Architecture of Happiness… more