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Neuroscience vs. Philosophy


From the existence of the self to the nature of free will, many philosophers have dedicated their lives to the problems of the mind. But now some neuroscientists claim to have settled these raging debates. Is it possible we have discovered a science to replace philosophy and we can finally make real progress?  
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Is belief in any morality dangerous?

Speakers: Philip Collins, Stanley Fish, Myriam François
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Are there alternative economic systems?

Speakers: Alex Callinicos, Stephen Dorrell, Paul Krugman
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Peter Singer and Mary Midgley on what's next for animal rights

Speakers: Mary Midgley, Peter Singer
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Should we seek to eradicate offence?

Speakers: David Aaronovitch, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Joanna Williams
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Removing vs Strengthening Borders

Speakers: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Jonathan Cruddas, Chandran Kukathas
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The age of anti-patriarchy

Speakers: Phillip Blond, Elif Sarican, Joanna Williams