THIS IS A PAST EVENT.

Philosophy Forum - Alex Rosenberg

THIS IS A PAST EVENT.

Philosophy Forum - Alex Rosenberg

Alex Rosenberg, R. Taylor Cole Professor of Philosophy at Duke University, will speak on "Neuroscience and the Theory of Mind." 

I argue that recent work in neuroscience shows that belief/desire psychology is completely groundless. It’s easy to see why our commitment to folk psychology (aka the theory of mind, TOM) is an evolutionary adaptation that is hard wired in human infants. Its explanatory and predictive weakness is equally easy to see. The explanation of why it is so weak is that the brain is not organized in anything like the way that the TOM requires. This is what Nobel Prize winning neuroscience reveals. I’ll sketch the details.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 5:00pm

Tribble Hall, B316
1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Event Type

Speakers, Lectures

Departments

Academics, Philosophy

Website

http://philosophy.wfu.edu/

Contact name

Donna Simmons

Contact email

simmonde@wfu.edu

Contact phone number

336-758-5359

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