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Nature/Nurture (Forum for Philosophy)

7 March 2020, 11:00 am12:15 pm

Scientists agree that nature and nurture are essential ingredients in human development. But if both the blank slate and genetic determinism have been rejected, why do researchers still disagree and what is it that they disagree about? Join us as we’ll explore the issues at stake, taking a wide variety of perspectives, from the philosophy of science to epigenetics, and behavioural science to developmental psychology.

Tom Dickins
Professor of Behavioural Science, Middlesex University & Research Associate, CPNSS, LSE

Eva Jablonka
Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Tel Aviv University & Visiting Fellow, CPNSS, LSE

Sophie von Stumm
Professor of Psychology in Education, University of York

Jonathan Birch
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy
Associate Professor of Philosophy, LSE

Co-sponsored by the Centre for Philosophy of the Natural and Social Sciences, LSE

Part of the LSE Festival 2020: Shape the World

All welcome | Free to attend | Ticketed

Tickets available here


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