The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities is proud to present a range of public lectures, panels, performances, and special programs celebrating the arts and humanities at Case Western Reserve University.
November 10, 2020, 4:30 PM
Thirty years have passed since H. W. Bush declared the ‘decade of the brain.’ In that time, remarkable advances in brain imaging technology have spurred massive growth in neuroscience research. Now in early adulthood, the field is finally learning to set aside its childish ways - of credulous, phrenological, positivistic, and reductionist thinking – in favor of a more skeptical and sophisticated network view of the brain. In his talk Anthony Jack, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, explores the implications of this maturing science for the academy and pedagogy.
December 1, 2020, 4:30 PM
In 2003, the Berkeley philosopher Niko Kolodny published an important paper in Philosophical Review called “Love as Valuing a Relationship.” It introduced the idea, uncommon to Anglophone moral philosophy of the century before him, that love needs to be understood within relationships, not simply as a matter of desire, and that, by extension, there is a moral core to love. The problem was that Kolodny maintained love as a practical matter consisting of evaluative judgments, and he drew on
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