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Event Detail Information

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Lynne Rudder Baker, Department of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Date Mar 1, 2013
Time 4:00 pm  

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, Illinois


Free and Open to the Public


Center for Advanced Study


Liesel Wildhagen

Phone 217-333-6729
Event type Lecture
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Human Beings: What Sets Us Apart?

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

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