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by Jeffrey Brenzel
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Dean Brenzel argues that not only can reading the great classics like Plato's Republic and Dante's Inferno enrich your education, it can actually make your life better.

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by Michio Kaku
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What if we could find one single equation that explains every force in the universe?

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by Jason Gots
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We surprise some of the world's brightest minds with ideas they're not at all prepared to discuss. With host Jason Gots and special guests Salman Rushdie, Mary-Louise Parker, Saul Williams, Henry Rollins, Bill Nye, George Takei, Maria Popova, Sam Harris, Junot Diaz, Maria Konnikova, and many more...

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by Tamar Gendler
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Who gets what and who says so? These two questions underlie and inform every social arrangement from the resolution of schoolyard squabbles to the meta-structure of human societies.

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by Douglas Melton
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A century ago, people would suffer and die from what we now consider routine bacterial infections. With the discovery of penicillin, a miracle occurred where it became possible to cure people who previously had been left for dead.

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by Robert McKee
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A conversation with the author and screenwriting guru.

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by Leon Botstein
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President Leon Botstein of Bard College steps boldly into the fray to answer one of the most enduring human questions: What is art?

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by Steven Pinker
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How did humans acquire language? In this lecture, best-selling author Steven Pinker introduces you to linguistics, the evolution of spoken language, and the debate over the existence of an innate universal grammar.

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by Joel Cohen
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In the next fifty years the world will face population problems that it has never faced before. Billions will live in mega slums without access to clean water or medical care.

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by Lawrence Summers
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What will historians say about us 250 years from now? Larry Summers, former Harvard University president and economic adviser to President Obama, asks this question in a thought-provoking eSeminar about the evolution of ideas and the critical importance of education in an increasingly multi-faceted world.

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