CANCELED – Public Talk Series: “The Brains Behind Morality”

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CANCELED – Public Talk Series: “The Brains Behind Morality”

April 2, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This talk has been canceled. Reschedule date TBA

Patricia Churchland, D.Litt, B.Phil, LLD, Department of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego

Patricia Churchland was an early proponent of the mutual relevance of neuroscience and philosophy.  In her own work she has used developments in neuroscience to clarify philosophical issues concerning consciousness, the self, free will, decision making and ethics, among other topics. In recent years she has explored the nature of morality in her award-winning book, Braintrust, and most recently she has turned her attention to issues of personal identity and spirituality in the book Touching a Nerve: the Self as Brain, of which the New York Times wrote: “It is hard to conceive of a better guide to this difficult terrain than the MacArthur-award-winning Ms. Churchland…[She] writes with surpassing clarity, elegance, humor and modesty.”

Professor Churchland has spent the last three decades at the University of California, San Diego, where she serves as the UC President’s Professor of Philosophy.

Location: Room 240B, Silverman Hall, 3400 Chestnut St.

The Public Talk Series is open to the University and external community. Visit for additional information. Unless otherwise noted, all lectures will be held from 4:30-6:00 p.m.  Due to limited seating, please rsvp to:


April 2, 2015
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Room 240B, Silverman Hall
3400 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, 19104
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