Wednesday, December 2, 2009

MBB 2009 Distinguished Lecture Series by Daniel Dennett



Brains, Computers, and Minds with Professor Daniel Dennett
The 2009 lectures include three nights of conversations with Daniel Dennett, Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, University Professor, and Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University.

UPDATE! Low quality versions added.


Battles in the Brain (Tuesday, April 21)
Post-lecture commentary by Harry Lewis
Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science
Harvard College Professor

A consideration of the seemingly paradoxical nature and structure of the brain, including: intra-cerebral conflicts, 'selfish neurons,' and anarchic computer architectures.

My Body Has A Mind Of Its Own: So What Does It Need Me For? (Wednesday, April 22)
Post-lecture commentary by Sean Kelly
Professor of Philosophy

If "conscious thought" is an evolutionarily recent and hugely expensive innovation, what pays for it?

How Brains Become Minds: The Role Of Cultural Software (Thursday, April 23)
Post-lecture commentary by Steven Pinker
Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology
Harvard College Professor

An exploration of how culture in general and language in particular shape our minds, installing perspectives and values, and building the thousands of cognitive micro-habits that constitute both our competences and our disabilities.


Download:
The links removed by the request of Harvard. (Now only a limited number of countries are able to watch them via Veoh! What an elitist approach to spread the voice of reason.)

4 comments:

Marco said...

You mean they were removed from rapidshare or that you removed them from the blog because they requested it?
If it is the former, either me or somebody else could easily re-upload them ;)

BlindW@cher said...

The second.

Texas Roots said...

Shits ridiculous. Great site though! :D

Savocado said...

post the fucking links now

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