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Mind-Body Problems: Science, Fiction, and God


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Speaker(s): Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, Professor Steven Pinker
Chair: Dr Helena Cronin

Recorded on 10 March 2010 in Old Theatre, Old Building.

What happens when a novelist and philosopher talks to a cognitive neuroscientist about faith, reason, fiction, and God? Listen in as Rebecca Newberger Goldstein and her husband Steven Pinker explore what Spinoza would say about Darwin, what role fiction should play in intellectual life, whether any of the arguments for the existence of God are any good, and other topics at the interface of literature, science, and philosophy.

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