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John Dupré (Exeter) & Gina Rippon (Aston): Gender and the Brain

2 March 2015, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Are there ‘hardwired’ psychological differences between men and women? Do these alleged differences show that gender differences in society have a biological explanation? And what does talk of ‘hardwiring’ even mean? In this interdisciplinary dialogue, philosopher John Dupré and cognitive neuroscientist Gina Rippon will debate these and other issues concerning the science and philosophy of gender.

John Dupré is Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Exeter.

Gina Rippon is Professor of Cognitive Neuroimaging at Aston University.

Chair: Jonathan Birch is Assistant Professor in the philosophy department at LSE.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEbrain

A podcast of this event is available here.


2 March 2015
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Sheikh Zayed Theatre
New Academic Building, London School of Economics
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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