MBB 2009 Distinguished Lecture Series
by Dan Dennett
http://mbb.harvard.edu/resources/dennett09.php (Link may not work because they posted 1 GB video files on their server. Dirp!)
Brains, Computers, and Minds with Professor Daniel Dennett
Harvard University - April 21, 22, and 23
4-6pm in Yenching Auditorium
2 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA
This year's lectures included three nights of conversations with Daniel Dennett, Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, University Professor, and Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University.
* Tuesday, April 21
Battles in the Brain
Post-lecture commentary by Harry Lewis
A consideration of the seemingly paradoxical nature and structure of the brain, including: intra-cerebral conflicts, 'selfish neurons,' and anarchic computer architectures.
* Wednesday, April 22
My Body Has A Mind Of Its Own: So What Does It Need Me For?
Post-lecture commentary by Sean Kelly
If 'conscious thought' is an evolutionarily recent and hugely expensive innovation, what pays for it?
* Thursday, April 23
How Brains Become Minds: The Role Of Cultural Software
Post-lecture commentary by Steven Pinker
An exploration of how culture in general and language in particular shape our minds, installing perspectives and values, and building the thousands of cognitive micro-habits that constitute both our competences and our disabilities.