Gifford Lectures - Michael Gazzaniga
The second session of the Gifford Lectures 2009 will be presented by Professor Michael Gazzaniga.
Professor Gazzaniga will give a series of six public lectures on the theme “Free: The Science of Mind Constraining Matter".
The lectures will be held in the Playfair Library Hall, Old College, starting Monday 12 October.
Michael Gazzaniga is a Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he heads the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind.
He oversees an extensive and broad research programme investigating how the brain enables the mind.
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The Gifford Lectures
The Gifford Lectures are held at each of the four ancient Scottish universities.
They were established under the will of Adam Lord Gifford, a Senator of the College of Justice, who died in 1887.
The lectures have enabled a notable field of scholars to contribute to the advancement of philosophical and theological thought.
Past Gifford Lecture speakers at the University include Albert Schweitzer, Iris Murdoch, Michael Ignatieff and Noam Chomsky.
Full details of the Gifford Lectures are available on the College of Humanities and Social Science website.
All lectures will be held in The Playfair Library Hall, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL.
Introduction and Overview: What We Are
Monday 12 October 2009, 4.30pm
Monday 12 October 2009, 5.30pm
The Distributed Networks of Mind
Tuesday 13 October 2009, 4.30pm
Tuesday 13 October 2009, 5.30pm
Thursday 15 October 2009, 4.30pm
Thursday 15 October 2009, 5.30pm
Free Yet Determined and Constrained
Monday 19 October 2009, 4.30pm
Monday 19 October 2009, 5.30pm
The Social Brain
Tuesday 20 October 2009, 4.30pm
Tuesday 20 October 2009, 5.30pm
We Are the Law
Thursday 22 October 2009, 4.30pm
Thursday 22 October 2009, 5.30pm
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