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Philosophical Disputes at the Interface of Natural and Social Science

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Nature and Culture Reading Group Michaelmas 2015

last modified Oct 12, 2015 05:42 PM

Please join us for our upcoming Nature and Culture Reading Group for Michaelmas Term 2015. 

This term's reading group will focus on the topic of emotion.

Meetings take place on Thursdays 1-2pm, in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane, CB2 3RH.

We will be discussing recent work on the emotions by philosophers, evolutionary psychologists, anthropologists, historians and cognitive scientists. Does it make sense to talk of basic emotions, or of emotions grounded in biology? On the other hand, do emotions vary between societies or over time? Can these two competing ideas be reconciled? If so, how?

For further details see here.