How do we know who WE are !

Experimental Philosopher Joshua Knobe talking about the idea of ‘True’ self …. Weekend divergence with a pinch of ‘Philosophical’ salt.

Seems like Experimental Philosophy is a very new branch of Philosophy, nonetheless, it is fascinating to know how can we find the connection between the abstract ideas of Philosophy of human mind and cognitive behavior of humans from Psychology perspective.

Edge

2013 HeadCon seminar was arranged by Edge and the state of the art in Social Sciences was the topic of discussion. 

List of speakers is pretty fascinating :  Sendhil Mullainathan: “What Big Data Means For Social Science”; June Gruber: “The Scientific Study of Positive Emotion”; Fiery Cushman: “The Paradox of Automatic Planning”; Rob Kurzban: “P-Hacking and the Replication Crisis”; Nicholas Christakis: “The Science of Social Connections”; Joshua Greene: “The Role of Brain Imaging In Social Science”; Laurie Santos: “What Makes Humans Unique”; Joshua Knobe: “Experimental Philosophy and the Notion of the Self”; David Pizarro: “The Failure of Social and Moral Intuitions”; Daniel C. Dennett: “The De-Darwinizing of Cultural Change. Also participating: Jennifer JacquetDaniel KahnemanAnne Treisman.

Don’t forget to get a double espresso shot before engaging yourself with any one of the videos ! I found Knobe talk worth mentioning among all. Well, all are very well put to say the least.

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