A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Linking Belief to Behavior

Panel Discussion April 28, 2011


  • Esther M. Sternberg Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • Simon Critchley Professor of Philosophy, The New School for Social Research
  • Shaun Gallagher Professor of Philosophy & Cognitive Sciences, The University of Central Florida
  • V. V. Raman Emeritus Professor of Physics, Rochester Institute of Technology


  • Thursday, April 28, 2011
  • 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
  • The New York Academy of Sciences
    7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor


This volume stems from a six-part lecture series that fostered reflection and insight on the current concept and theories of the self and their moral, ethical, and social implications. In addition to full transcripts of each panel, the volume also contains a number of essays by many of the participants.

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About This Series

This event is the first in a six-part series, Perspectives on the Self, which brings together experts from the sciences and the humanities for conversations on the evolving meaning and experience of the Self.