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Faculty Panel: “Animal Neuroethics and the Problem of Other Minds”

Posted by: Kate Kenney-Newhard | September 18, 2012 | No Comment |

Please join us on Thursday, September 20th 2012 from 3:30 – 5:00pm in Robert Scott Smalls Room 235 for a panel discussion of leading neuroscientist Martha Farah’s provocative article, “Animal Neuroethics and the Problem of Other Minds”  Thomas Nadelhoffer (philosophy) will be leading the discussion with a presentation of Farah’s argument that advances in neuroscience hold out the promise to shed new light on the debate about animal minds.   This will be followed by commentary from Chad Galuska (psychology), Dan Greenberg (psychology), and Melissa Hughes (biology). The key question that will be addressed is whether neuroscience gives us qualitatively new access to the mental lives of non-human animals.  If not, why not?  If so, what effects might this have on animal ethics?

The article can be found at http://philosophy.cofc.edu/pv_obj_cache/pv_obj_id_3E88688E337786536BDF749AA5C1CE0406350A00/filename/phil_talk_animal_minds.pdf#Animal%20Minds

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