The Murphy Institute at Tulane presents Stephen Stich, Board of Governors Professor at Rutgers University on The Evolution of Morality, a topic of much interest to secular humanists across the country. There will be a reception to follow and the event is free and open to the public.
*** About the Speaker
Stephen Stich is Board of Governors Professor at Rutgers University. His research interests are in the philosophy of the mind, cognitive science, epistemology, and moral psychology. In recent years he has been involved in projects that explore the extent to which philosophically important intitutions vary from one culture to another. His most recent books include Mindreading (http://global.oup.com/academic/product/mindreading-9780198236108;jsessionid=8B021A8DA2B8FB76D7F53E0D7F6C87FF?cc=us&lang=en) (with Shaun Nichols, Oxford University Press, 2012) Mind and Language (http://global.oup.com/academic/product/collected-papers-volume-1-9780199734108;jsessionid=C9250D72D536E54481C1756CD5049E71?cc=us&lang=en) (Oxford University Press, 2011), and Knowledge, Rationality and Morality (http://global.oup.com/academic/product/collected-papers-volume-2-9780199733477?cc=us&lang=en) (Oxford University Press, 2012).
Professor Stich was the first recipient of the APA’s Gittler Award for Outstanding Scholarly Contribution in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences and was also the recipient of the Jean Nicod Prize. Since 2005, he has been an Honorary Professor at the University of Sheffield, as well as a core member of the AHRC Culture and the Mind Project. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University.