SPAH Seminar Series, Week 4: Professor Kathinka Evers, University of Uppsala

Professor Kathinka Ever: The Culture-Bound Brain

  • Thu 29 Oct 20

    15:00 - 17:00

  • Online


  • Event speaker

    Professor Kathinka Evers, University of Uppsala

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    SPAH Seminar Series 2020-21

  • Event organiser

    Philosophy and Art History, School of

  • Contact details

    Kathryn Gorden, Senior Student Services Administrator

The Philosophy and Art History Research Seminar meets weekly in term on Thursday afternoons to discuss a paper by a visiting philosopher, art historian, or a member of our academic staff.

This weeks seminar will be held by Kathinka Evers. Kathinka is a Professor of Philosophy at the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB) at Uppsala University, Sweden, and Professor ad honoram at the Universidad Central de Chile, Santiago. She has been Invited Professor on the Chair Condorcet at École Normale Supérieure, Paris (2002); at Collège de France, Paris (2006 -7); and at Centro de Investigaciones Filosoficas, Buenos Aires (2012–). Since 2013, she has been a member of the Science and Infrastructure Board of the European Flagship, the Human Brain Project, where she has directed the Ethics and Society Subproject and leads the Philosophy and Neuroethics research.

Her research focuses on philosophy of mind and brain, bioethics and neuroethics. She directs the teaching and research on neuroethics at Uppsala University, where she started the first courses in the subject.

She is also interested in the social responsibility of science, and was between 1997 and 2002 Executive Director for the Standing Committee for Ethics and Responsibility in Science of ICSU (International Council for Science); and 2008-2014, Expert in Scientific Review Panels for the ERC on ‘The Human Mind and Its Complexity’. Since her first public lectures at the University of Oxford in 1990, she has lectured extensively at universities and research centres in Europe, the U.S., South America, Asia, and Australia.

To attend, please email spahpg@essex.ac.uk for the direct Zoom link.

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