International Philosophers Discuss Consciousness and the Human Mind

The Ronald E. Moore Humanities Symposium, “Consciousness,” will take place March 27-29 on the TCU campus and will bring together ten internationally-recognized philosophers presenting papers on consciousness and the human mind. Presentations will begin at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, and will conclude on Saturday, March 29, with a panel discussion starting at 4:30 p.m.

On Thursday, March 27, Jesse Prinz, distinguished professor of philosophy at the City University of New York Graduate Center, will give the keynote address at the Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center beginning at 7 p.m. Prinz’ work focuses on the roles of perception, emotion and culture in human thought and values. He is the author of Beyond Human Nature: How Culture and Experience Shape the Human Mind (2012), as well as Furnishing the Mind: Concepts and Their Perceptual Basis (2002), Gut Reactions: A Perceptual Theory of Emotion (2006), The Emotional Construction of Morals (2011) and The Conscious Brain (2012).

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