We are pleased to announce that Walter Sinnot-Armstrong has agreed to share a video that features an interview with a diagnosed psychopath. We plan to watch the video with an eye to scoring the individual’s behavior with the Hare checklist for psychopathy. The checklist is attached. After the interview (which is 2.2 hours), we plan to discuss our observations and their philosophical implications (for about 1.3 hours). We’ll meet this Thursday (Feb. 2) from 6:00PM-9:30PM in Room 103 of Caldwell. Food and snacks will be provided. We hope you can make it!
At our next meeting, on Thursday, January 26, Dan Kraemer (Graduate Student in Philosophy at Duke) will present his paper “The Selected Effects Theory of Functions and Evolutionary Psychiatry (with some Neuroscience too).” We’ll meet from 7:00pm-8:30pm in room 213 of Caldwell.
On Thursday, January 12, Gary Duncan will give an image-based presentation that will explore some basic principles of the structure and function of the human brain and it will serve as a springboard for discussion of mind-brain issues. We’ll meet in room 208 of Caldwell from 7:00-8:30.