Talk: “Morality and the Self”
Speaker: Jesse Prinz, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Director of Interdisciplinary Science Studies at the City University of New York
Monday 30 March, 5:00 pm in Northen Auditorium in Leyburn Library
Professor Prinz’s research focuses on the perceptual, emotional and cultural foundations of human psychology. He is also interested in the philosophy of psychology, the philosophy of the mind, cognitive science, consciousness, moral psychology and aesthetics.
He argues, based on findings in psychology and experimental philosophy, that values are central to personal identity. Morals (and religion and politics) are more important for continuity of self over time than memory, agency or other things philosophers have traditionally emphasized.
Professor Prinz’s lecture is sponsored by the Philosophy Department’s Root Lecture fund. There will be a book signing after the public lecture. For more information, see this page.