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Plants (the Forum)

30 April, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Philosophers have long assumed that plants are inferior to humans and animals: static, inert, and unreflective. But recent scientific advances suggest that we may have underestimated plants. They can process information, solve problems, and communicate. We explore what plants can teach us about intelligence and agency, and ask whether plants think.

 

Speakers
Karine Bonneval
Visual Artist

Paco Calvo
Director, Minimal Intelligence Lab, University of Murcia

Tom Greaves
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, UEA

Chair
Danielle Sands
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy
Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture, Royal Holloway, University of London

Details

Date:
30 April
Time:
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/theforum/forthcomingevents/plants/

Venue

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
London School of Economics
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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