1999-2000: Art & Science

Art & Science; Comparative Cognitive Studies

February 14, 2000
  • Speaker: James Elkins (Art History, Theory, and Criticism, Art Institute of Chicago): "The Unrepresentable: The Concept of the Sublime in Painting, Astrophysics, Genetics, & Particle Physics"

Co-sponsor: Department of Art and Art History

February 24, 2000
  • Speaker: Michael Tomasello (Co-Director, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology): "The Human Adaptation for Culture"
February 25, 2000

Colloquium: "Do Chimpanzees Know What Others Know?"

  • Michael Tomasello (Co-Director, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)
  • Commentators: Daniel McShea (Biology, Duke); Christine Drea (Biological Anthropology/Anatomy, Duke)
April 21, 2000
  • Speaker: Marc Hauser (Psychology and Neuroscience, Harvard): "To Understand the Human Mind, Don't Study Humans: 3 Problems"
April 22, 2000

Colloquium: "What Animals Really Think"

  • Marc Hauser (Psychology and Neuroscience, Harvard)
  • Commentators: John Staddon (Psychology, Duke), Güven Güzeldere (Philosophy, Duke), Matt Cartmill (Biological Anthropology/Anatomy, Duke)