David Papineau / Tim Lewens

Dialogues – Distinguished thinkers in conversation

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6.30-8.00pm | Thursday 25 June 2009
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, LSE

Speakers
David Papineau, Professor of Philosophy, King’s College London
Tim Lewens, Lecturer, University of Cambridge

Darwin was primarily a biologist rather than a philosopher, but his work has changed the way we think about many central philosophical issues. Tim Lewens and David Papineau discussed the bearing of Darwin’s work on such topics as the origin of life, the human mind, the nature of knowledge, and the foundations of morality, and assessed the extent to which Darwinian thinking is essential to a satisfactory understanding of human nature.