Past Events

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Monday, May 5, 2014 | 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

The Course Threads Symposium is a capstone forum for students who have completed all requirements of the Course Threads Program. Students will present on the topics they studied within their thread, discussing the ways in which interdisciplinary course work informed their knowledge of the topic.

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Thomas Metzinger
Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 | 7:30 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Thomas Metzinger is professor of theoretical philosophy at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. His research focuses on analytical philosophy of the mind and philosophical aspects of neuro- and cognitive sciences, as well as connections between ethics, philosophy of the mind, and anthropology.

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Friday, Apr 25, 2014 to Saturday, Apr 26, 2014
Toll Room, Alumni House
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United States

This conference is dedicated to the exploration of the methodological underpinnings of the current encounter between Buddhism and cognitive science.

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Ariella Azoulay
Berkeley Human Rights Seminar
Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Ariella Azoulay (Brown University) considers what could be seen by citizens in the late 1940s as violations of human rights and what sovereign states did and did not present as such.

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Friday, Apr 18, 2014 | 10:30 am to 6:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

This one-day conference will explore reports of near-death experiences as well as fictions of after-death journeys from the perspectives of psychoanalysis, philosophy, anthropology, and film.

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Linda Rugg
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Professor of Scandinavian Linda Rugg’s new book explores how non-documentary narrative art films create new forms of collaborative self-representation and selfhood.

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Odysseus' Changed Soul
Una's Lecture
Monday, Apr 14, 2014 | 6:00 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
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United States

The work of French Philosopher Catherine Malabou has created the foundation for a wide range of current research focusing on the intersections between science and the humanities. Her public lecture will offer a contemporary reading of Plato’s myth of Er.

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Friday, Apr 11, 2014 to Saturday, Apr 12, 2014
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

This workshop will bring together diverse scholars interested in the historical and conceptual problems of life and particularly the life of human beings in the neural age.

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Directed by Sarah Polley
Depth of Field Film + Video
Monday, Apr 7, 2014 | 7:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Revisiting a family secret through interviews and home movies, director Sarah Polley’s film uses personal experience to explore questions of love, family, memory, and storytelling.

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Sandra Laugier
Monday, Apr 7, 2014 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

This lecture will explore care and the ordinary, following a thread of Wittgenstein’s philosophy that takes us beyond the “grammar” of the first person, the use of psychological verbs, and the nature of states of mind.

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