Neuroscience, Responsibility and the Law

Event Date: 14 and 15 May 2012 Senate House Room S261 University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HU The Institute of Philosophy presents Neuroscience, Responsibility and the Law DAY 1 (Monday 14 May) Al Mele: Free will and substance dualism: the real scientific threat to free will? [AUDIO HERE] ———————————————– Marcel Brass: Who is in control? Brain correlates of …

Helen Cowie – Doing a Roaring Trade: Travelling Menageries in 19th-Century Britain

Event Date: 14 May 2012 Birkbeck College Room B13, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H Birkbeck Arts Week  Romantic Objects Lecture: Dr. Helen Cowie (University of York) Doing a Roaring Trade: Travelling Menageries in 19th-Century Britain Helen Cowie’s research project explores the collection, study and exhibition of exotic animals (c.1750-1880), how contemporaries conceptualised rare animals, where they encountered them and what …

Frank Jackson – Leibniz's Law and the Philosophy of Mind

Event Date: 14 May 2012 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Professor Frank Jackson (Princeton University) – Leibniz’s Law and the Philosophy of Mind We draw some metaphysical conclusions about colour and belief from some epistemological commonplaces. It turns out that this requires us to challenge orthodoxy on the causal efficacy of mental properties …

BA Taster: English, Humanities, Theatre Studies, or Creative Writing

Event Date: 14 May 2012 Birkbeck College Room 415, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E7HX Birkbeck Arts Week Department of English and Humanities Are you interested in taking an undergraduate degree in English, Humanities, Theatre Studies, or Creative Writing? Then come to this taster evening, run by the Department of English and Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London, to hear brief …