(Tufts University): The Evolution of Reasons
7 January 2012,
the Aula of the
University of Amsterdam, Singel 411, Amsterdam
Organized by the
Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam,
the Institute for Logic, Language
and Computation and SMART
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- 16h00 Doors open
- 16h30-16h40 Opening by Johan van Benthem (University Professor of
and Applied Logic, ILLC, University of Amsterdam)
- 16h40-17h00 Introduction by Henkjan Honing (Professor of Music
Cognition, ILLC, University of Amsterdam) on "What makes humans unique?"
- 17h00-18h00 Lecture by Daniel Dennett (University Professor of
Philosophy, Center for Cognitive Studies, Tufts University) on "The
evolution of reasons"
- 18h00-18h20 Questions
Entrance is free.
Daniel Dennett (1942)
is Professor of Philosophy, University Professor, and Co-Director of
the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. He has written
many books and papers on the philosophy of mind, free will,
artificial intelligence, evolution and the brain. Among them are
Consciousness Explained (1991), Darwin's Dangerous Idea (1995), and,
most recently, Breaking the Spell (2006).
This lecture is organized by the Cognitive
Science Center Amsterdam, the Institute
for Logic, Language and Computation and SMART
Cognitive Science. Earlier on the same day there is also a SMART
Cognitive Science Colloquium with Daniel Dennett, aiming at a smaller
audience of philosophers and cognitive scientists.