John Dupré/ Gina Rippon

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Monday 2 March 2015, 6.30 – 8pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

John Dupré, Professor of Philosophy of Science, University of Exeter

Gina Rippon, Professor of Cognitive Neuroimaging, Aston University

Chair: Jonathan Birch, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

Are there ‘hardwired’ psychological differences between men and women? Do these alleged differences show that gender differences in society have a biological explanation? And what does talk of ‘hardwiring’ even mean? In this interdisciplinary dialogue, philosopher John Dupré and cognitive neuroscientist Gina Rippon debated these and other issues concerning the science and philosophy of gender.