Western’s Rotman Institute launches 2013 public speakers series

Western University’s Rotman Institute of Philosophy launches a new season of public lectures this week.

The Rotman Speaker Series and Neurophilosophy Speaker Series are free public lectures highlighting a broad range of philosophical study in contemporary science that are currently being addressed at the Institute or are of current significance globally.

The Neurophilosophy Speaker Series, in partnership with Western’s Brain and Mind Institute, will welcome William Bechtel of the University of California San Diego to present the season’s first lecture on September 19 titled, “Investigating Neural Representations: The Tale of Place Cells”.

Both the Rotman Speaker Series and Neurophilosophy Speaker Series will take place on Western’s campus, with some lectures streamed live online.

This season’s line-up currently includes:

September 19, 2013, 5-6:30pm
Neurophilosphy Speaker Series: William Bechtel, University of California San Diego
“Investigating Neural Representations: The Tale of Place Cells”
Conron Hall, 224 University College

September 27, 2013
Abdessalam Ben Maissa
“Critical Thinking and the Future of Islam”
1145 Stevenson Hall

October 4, 2013, 7-9pm
Rotman Speaker Series: Naomi Oreskes, Harvard University
“Merchants of Doubt: Using History and Philosophy of Science to Understand the Climate Change Debate”
Hosted by Paul Kennedy, CBC Radio One’s Ideas
The Great Hall, Somerville House

November 8, 2013, 3:30-5pm
Rotman Speaker Series: Michela Massimi, University of Edinburgh
“Perspective Realism”
The Chu International Centre, 2130 Student Services Building
Streamed live online

March 12, 2014, 5-6:30pm
Neurophilosophy Speaker Series: Howard Eichenbaum, Boston University
“The Hippocampus in Space and time”
The Great Hall, Somerville House
Streamed live online

March 21, 2014, 3:30-5pm
Rotman Speaker Series: Jonathan Kimmelman, McGill University
“Anatomy of Clinical Translation: Ethics, Epistemology, and Policy”
Medical Science Building 148
Streamed live online

April 14, 2014, 11am-12:30pm
Rotman Speaker Series: Charlotte Werndl, London School of Economics
“Confirmation and Calibration in Climate Science”
The Chu International Centre, 2130 Student Services Building
Streamed live online

For more information on these speakers and a full listing of Rotman Institute events visit: https://www.rotman.uwo.ca/what-we-do/events/