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Oct 29, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Science in Society: Conscience

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CONSCIENCE

Join us for an evening with Dr. Patricia Churchland (UC San Diego), author of Conscience, and Dr. Read Montague (Virginia Tech).

Why does Shakespeare have Hamlet say, ‘There is nothing wrong nor right but thinking makes it so’ ? And why does Kant’s gravestone enshrine his awe at ‘the starry sky above me and the moral law within me’ ? And what did the recent New Yorker story mean by ‘Silicon Valley’s Crisis of Conscience’?

How do we tell right from wrong?

Explore the answers to these and other questions about the reality of our inner Jiminy Cricket and the neurobiological roots of our moral beliefs at this Collaboratory conversational gathering on Conscience.

INVITED SPEAKERS:

Dr. Patricia Churchland (UC San Diego) and
Dr. Read Montague (Virginia Tech)
With Roger Bingham (Collaboratory Director)

Where: San Diego Supercomputer Center Auditorium
When: Tuesday, October 29th, from 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be provided.

QUESTIONS:
Please contact collaboratory@inc.ucsd.edu

SPONSORED BY:
The Institute for Neural Computation (at UC San Diego) and the Collaboratory, a Center within the INC where science gets cultured and the culture gets science.

FUNDING:
Made possible by generous funding from the Legler Benbough Foundation (Peter Ellsworth); Koret Foundation (UC President Emeritus Dr. Richard C. Atkinson); Learning How To Learn (Dr. Terrence Sejnowski); UC San Diego Office of Research Affairs (Dr. Sandra Brown) and Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences (Drs. David Brenner and Douglas Ziedonis); and Kavli Institute for Brain & Mind (KIBM—Dr. Nicholas Spitzer).

Brain image and logo by Marley Rossa.

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Date and Time

Oct 29, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Location

San Diego Supercomputer Center Auditorium

Event Registration

Registration for this event is required by Oct 26, 2019. Visit the registration page for details.

Event Fee

Free

Contact

Collaboratory    collaboratory@inc.ucsd.edu

Audience

Faculty, Staff, Students

Event Host

The Collaboratory, a Center within the Institute for Neural Computation (INC) where science gets cultured and the culture gets science.

Event Category

Talks and Lectures