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Speaker(s): Professor John Dupré, Professor Gina Rippon
Chair: Dr Jonathan Birch

Recorded on 2 March 2015

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.

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

The Forum for European Philosophy (@LSEPhilosophy) is an educational charity which organises and runs a full and varied programme of philosophy and interdisciplinary events in the UK.

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