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The Modern Mind (Forum for Philosophy)

7 June, 6:00 pm7:15 pm

We trace the development of our modern ideas about the mind, from the highly influential work of Descartes and the impact of Darwinian evolution to more recent accounts of the ‘extended’ mind and the enhancements made possible by new technologies. Why is Descartes so important? What changed with Darwin? And in what ways have technological advances changed how we think about the mind? Join us as we explore the story of one of the central concerns of philosophy.

 

Speakers
Adrian Alsmith, Lecturer in Philosophy, KCL
Tim Lewens, Professor of Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge
Lauren Slater, Associate Tutor of Philosophy, Birkbeck

 

Chair
Clare Moriarty, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & IRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin

 

Co-sponsored by the British Society for the History of Philosophy

 

More information here

 

Details

Date:
7 June
Time:
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/theforum/programme/the-modern-mind/

Venue

Online via Zoom

Organiser

Forum for Philosophy
Website:
https://www.philosophy-forum.org