2007-2008 Templeton Research Lectures
The Causes of Religion
A Series by Professor Dan Sperber, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

Dan Sperber and Norbert Ross Asking the Right Questions
Monday, April 7th, 2008
Lecture 4:10 - 5:40PM
Reception 5:40 - 7:00PM
Moore Room at the Vanderbilt Law School
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Beliefs and Values
Tuesday, April 8th, 2008
Lecture 4:10 - 5:40PM
Reception 5:40 - 7:00PM
Moore Room at the Vanderbilt Law School
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Rituals and Institutions
Thursday, April 10th, 2008
Lecture 4:10 - 5:40 PM
Reception 5:40 - 7:00PM
Moore Room at the Vanderbilt Law School

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Previous lectures:

2006-2007 Templeton Research Lectures
The Problem of Consciousness in Philosophy, Religion and Science
A Series of Lectures by Professor Christof Koch, California Institute of Technology

The Problem of Consciousness in Philosophy, Religion and Science
Monday, March 19th 2007
Reception 5:00 - 6:00PM
Lecture 6:00 - 7:00PM
Flynn Auditorium at the Vanderbilt Law School
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What Do We Know about Consciousness and the Brain?
Tuesday, March 20th 2007
Reception 5:00 - 6:00PM
Lecture 6:00 - 7:00PM
Flynn Auditorium at the Vanderbilt Law School
(click here to listen to an audio recording of the second lecture)

Consciousness, Free Will, and God
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Friday, May 4th 2007
Lecture 3:00 - 4:00PM
Reception 4:00 - 5:30PM
Wilson Hall, Room 103, Vanderbilt University
(click here to listen to an audio recording of the third lecture)

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2005-2006 Templeton Research Lectures
Neglect and Dedication: The Dynamics of Ancient Religious Markets
A series of four lectures by Professor Rodney Stark, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Baylor University

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Introduction: The Market Approach to Understanding Religion
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Tuesday, February 14th, 2006 6:00PM
Reception 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Vanderbilt Student Life Center*
310 25th Avenue South

Subsidized Religions: 6000 Years of Negligence and Laxity
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Tuesday, February 28th, 2006 6:00PM
Reception 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Vanderbilt Student Life Center*
310 25th Avenue South

Jewish Sectarianism and the Triumph of Monotheism
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Tuesday, March 14thth, 2006 6:00PM
Reception 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Vanderbilt Student Life Center*
310 25th Avenue South

Christian Establishments and the Neglect of Faith
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Tuesday, March 28th, 2006 6:00PM
Reception 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Vanderbilt Student Life Center*
310 25th Avenue South

The Templeton Research Lectures at Vanderbilt University are funded by a grant from the Metanexus Institute and hosted at Vanderbilt by the Center for the Study of Religion and Culture.