Neurophilosophy Speaker Series:
What Neuroscience Tells Us About Morality
Join us this November for a talk by Patricia Churchland, of the University of California San Diego. In her talk, renowned philosopher Churchland will speak about how the evolution of the mammalian brain led to the expansion from ‘me’ to ‘me-and-mine’ – the very heart of morality. Come learn about ‘caring circuitry’ in the brain, and how the brain molecule oxytocin is at the hub of the intricate neural adaptations sustaining our society.
The lecture takes place on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 4:00pm EST in the Great Hall (Somerville House) at Western University.
The Neurophilosophy Speaker Series is jointly sponsored by the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, and the Brain and Mind Institute.
Patricia Churchland is a Canadian-American philosopher noted for her contributions to neurophilosophy and the philosophy of mind. She is UC President’s Professor of Philosophy Emerita at the University of California San Diego, where she has taught since 1984. She has also held an adjunct professorship at the Salk Institute for Biological tudies since 1989. The impact of her book Neurophilosophy: Toward a Unified Science of the Mind-Brain (1986) created a new area of research that straddled the disciplines of Neuroscience and Philosophy. Her most recent book is Braintrust: What Neurosciecne Tells Us about Morality (2011), upon which her talk is based. See Patricia Churchland on Wikipedia.