The Human-Environment System

Anthony P. Chemero, associate professor of psychology and scientific and philosophical studies of mind

Common Hour event series

Thursday, December 8, 2011
11:30 a.m.

Where does a person end and the world begin? Human minds are not encapsulated within brains, or even within bodies. At least sometimes, that is, humans and portions of their environments together make up unified, autonomous systems.

The case for this is anything but direct. Professor Chemero will discuss robotic artists, Buddhism, cellular automata, the Gaia hypothesis, phenomenological philosopher Martin Heidegger, statistical mechanics, bad 80s cinema, and, most importantly, experiments done by my students at Franklin & Marshall.

Chemero is the 2011-12 recipient of the Bradley R. Dewey Award for Outstanding Scholarship.

Reception follows immediately in Kreisel lobby of Roschel Performing Arts Center

This event is open to the public.



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