From that club that brought you Experimental Philosophy with Josh Knobe now comes Felipe de Brigard, a post-doc at Harvard who works in experimental philosophy and cognitive science. This Thursday, he will be presenting a talk entitled “Responsibility and the Principle of Alternative Future Possibilities.” The Principle of Alternative Possibilities states that a person is morally responsible for what she has done only if she could have done otherwise.
Date: Thursday, December 1 Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Place: Downey 113 Cost: the endless and infinite psychological torture that may or may not accompany full knowledge of the alternative future possibilities of your daily moral choices.
Professor Joshua Knobe of Yale University is coming to talk this Wednesday, Feb. 2nd! He’ll be talking about experimental philosophy — a new movement which brings together techniques of cognitive science and analytic philosophy. Professor Knobe will talk about how experimental philosophy can shed light on how we make moral judgments, why we believe in an afterlife, and much more.
Date: Feb. 2
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: Russell House (350 High Street — across from the Health Center)
Can we take philosophy to the streets? Philosophy Club is hosting a guest lecture this Friday (April 16th) on “Experimental Philosophy” with Joshua Knobe of Yale University. The meeting will be at 5:00 pm in Allbritton 103. Experimental philosophy is a new movement which uses experimental studies about how ordinary people think and feel. Professor Knobe will talk about some surprising results and brainstorm ideas for new experiments with audience with audience members. Anyone interested is welcome.