Open Mind (Expired)
Why The Past Does Not Predict The Future (#1837)
Dr. Michael Lewis, Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Director of the Institute for the Study of Child Development at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey, and author of Altering Fate, Why the Past Does Not Predict the Future, joins host Richard D. Heffner to discuss the question of philosophical and psychological assumptions or "givens" on which we base much of what we think about the the nature of human development ... and what we do or do not do about it. [28 minutes]
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Series Description: THE OPEN MIND provides a quiet and thoughtful excursion into the world of ideas. Never strident, nor personally intrusive, its objective is to provide light, not heat. Richard D. Heffner created THE OPEN MIND in May, 1956, and is still its producer/moderator. Each week he leads substantive and thought-provoking discussions on the ideas, events, issues and personalities that command America's attention and understanding.
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