Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS) and Forum for European Philosophy (FEP) public lecture
Date: Wednesday 20 March 2013
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Daniel Dennett
Chair: Dr Kristina Musholt
Homo sapiens is the first species of intelligent designers to evolve by natural selection, a cascade of processes that works without any help from an intelligent designer. How was this possible? Cultural evolution is the key innovation; it began as a purely Darwinian process of natural selection of memes, but has spawned successor processes of invention that are ever less Darwinian, ever more foresighted and purposeful.
Daniel Dennett is University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, and Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University.
Kristina Musholt is a Fellow in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at LSE, and Deputy Director of the Forum for European Philosophy.
Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEevolution
This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.