The Patterning Instinct: trailer
Selected Talks, 2012–18
Patterns of Meaning: How Different Conceptions of the Universe Have Shaped History—and Will Shape Our Future.
Jeremy Lent speaks at Seattle University's Search for Meaning Festival, showing how structural elements of Western dualistic thought have led to a crisis of sustainability where civilization’s survival is at stake.
February 24, 2018
Seattle University, Seattle, WA
What Does Celebrating Columbus Day
Mean for the Future of Our Civilization?
Jeremy Lent speaks at the Humanities Forum of the Commonwealth Club of California on Columbus Day about some core themes of The Patterning Instinct
October 9, 2017
1 hour (30 min video)
Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco
"What Does Celebrating Columbus Day Mean for the Future of Our Civilization?"
The Great Transformation, Or How We (Just) Avoided
a Climate Catastrophe
Jeremy Lent & Satish Kumar at Schumacher College
Liology and Climate Disruption
An introduction to Liology and reflections of how this integrated worldview relates to our current crisis of climate disruption.
November 19, 2015
Climate Compassion salon, Berkeley CA
The Conundrum of Admiral Zheng He
and Christopher Columbus
The underlying cause for the different historical trajectories of China and Europe is to be found in the cognitive differences between the two cultural complexes, with two contrasting views of power.
February 28, 2014
Joint Meeting of the California and Northwest World History Association at UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Humanity's Changing Metaphors of Nature
Explains the power of metaphor in human cognition, showing how humanity's metaphors of Nature—and their entailments—have changed through history.
World History Association, Midwest Branch, Grand Rapids, MI>