MillerComm Lecture Series

Human Beings: What Sets Us Apart?

Friday, March 1st, 2013
Lynne Rudder Baker

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory Street

Event Description

Philosophical investigations into the nature of persons have tended to focus on features of our mental lives that set us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom.  Yet the modern synthesis in biology has made it clear that we are biological beings, continuous with the rest of the animal kingdom.  Lynne Rudder Baker defends a view that recognizes our uniqueness even as it tries to show how we are part of the world of organisms.
The Annual Philosophy Lecture

Hosted by: Department of Philosophy

In conjunction with: Campus Honors Program, Department of Anthropology, Department of the Classics, Department of Comparative and World Literatures, Department of Dance, Department of English, Department of French/French@Illinois, Department of History, Department of Psychology, Department of Religion, Department of Sociology, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, School of Integrative Biology, Spurlock Museum

Lynne Rudder Baker

Department of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts at Amherst