Other minds, why do they matter?

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Date(s) - 28/05/2016
14:00 - 16:00

Location
Conway Hall

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Philosophical Society of England  www.philsoceng.uk
  • Other minds why do they matter?
    Jane Heal Cambridge University
    Are psychological concepts – like belief, guess, memory, desire, intention – a sort of scientific concept? Are they useful to us mainly because we can use them to predict and control what other people will do? Or do they have some other role in our lives?
    This talk will suggest that thinking of them as like scientific concepts is a mistake. We will understand them better when we see their connection with the fact that we are social animals and, sometimes, we work out what to think and do together.
    Saturday 28th May 2016  2.00 pm – 4 pm
    Conway Hall
    25 Red Lion Square, London WC1
    (nearest tube: Holborn)
    This talk is open to all, we hope that you will be able to join us