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February 25th, 2013

Natural-Born Cyborgs? Reflections on Bodies, Minds, and Human Enhancement

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

February 25th, 2013

Natural-Born Cyborgs? Reflections on Bodies, Minds, and Human Enhancement

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Andy Clark/ Kristina Musholt

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Monday 25 February 2013, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Andy Clark, Professor of Philosophy and Chair in Logic and Metaphysics, University of Edinburgh

Chair: Kristina Musholt, LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Deputy Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

We are entering an age of widespread human enhancement. The technologies range from wearable, implantable, and pervasive computing, to new forms of onboard sensing, thought-controlled equipment, prosthetic legs able to win track races, and on to the humble but transformative iPhone. This gives us a new opportunity to look at ourselves, and to ask the fundamental question: Where does the mind stop, and the rest of the world begin?

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