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7:00 pm The Compatibility of Neuroscience and the Soul

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(This lecture, which was originally scheduled to take place at  85 Waterman Street 015 has been moved to Petteruti Lounge in the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center)

Brown University

Petteruti Lounge in the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center

7:00 pm

A lecture by Prof. James Madden (Benedictine College)

This lecture is free and open to the public

Talk Description:

Is there a conflict between the traditional understanding of the human soul and the results of modern neuroscience? In this lecture, I argue that there is no such conflict, and the appearance of a problem stems from a confusion about what the soul is supposed to be. This case is made by explaining the Thomistic understanding of the soul in detail.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. James Madden lives in Atchison with his wife and their children.  He is originally from Wisconsin, where he received a B.A. from St. Norbert College, and did his graduate work at Kent State (MA, 1998) and Purdue (Ph.D., 2002).  He was awarded the Benedictine College Distinguished Educator of the Year Award in 2006, and he is the author of Mind, Matter, and Nature: A Thomistic Proposal for the Philosophy of Mind (The Catholic University of America Press: 2013)