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"Varieties of Minds" A Public Lecture by Chauncey Maher

November 6, 2013

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Huntley Hall 327

Sharon Kirk

“Which organisms have minds? Some philosophers think only mature humans do. Other philosophers think all organisms do. Comparative psychologists are somewhere in the middle, tending to think that most animals, but not all organisms, do. Underlying this dispute is the assumption that "having a mind" is only one sort of thing. We can make progress by dropping that assumption and focusing instead on varieties of mindedness.”

Come listen to Professor Chauncey Maher, who teaches philosophy at Dickinson College give a lecture on new definitions of Mind in Cognitive Science and Philosophy.