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Seminars and lectures winter term 2020/21

Online - Christian List, Why free will is real (Seminar)

In seinem Buch "Why free will is real" entwickelt Christian List einen neuen eigenständigen Ansatz. Im Seminar werden wir das Buch im Detail diskutieren und wo möglich Bezüge zu den Neurowissenschaften herstellen.

Dozent: Prof. Dr. Stephan Sellmaier
Zeit: Donnerstags, 14:00 - 16:00; 05.11.2020 - 11.02.2021

Online - Carl Craver, Explaining the Brain (seminar)

What distinguishes good explanations in neuroscience from bad? Carl F. Craver constructs and defends standards for evaluating neuroscientific explanations that are grounded in a systematic view of what neuroscientific explanations are: descriptions of multilevel mechanisms. In developing this approach, he draws on a wide range of examples in the history of neuroscience (e.g. Hodgkin and Huxleys model of the action potential and L.T.P. as a putative explanation for different kinds of memory), as well as recent philosophical work on the nature of scientific explanation. Readers in neuroscience, psychology, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of science will find much to provoke and stimulate them in this book.

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Stephan Sellmaier
Time: Tuesdays, 10:00 - 12:00; 03.11.2020 - 09.02.2021

Online - Wittgenstein, On Certainty 2 (seminar)

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Stephan Sellmaier
Time: Thursdays, 16:00 - 18:00

Watch out: 3 ECTS; for GSN PhD students only

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