Monday, August 11, 2008

Job titles I envy, #2 in a series

Henry Luce Professor of Individual and Collective Memory at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

This job title is currently held by Pascal Boyer, whose book Religion Explained I have been recommending for a couple of years now, and who I occasionally mention here.

Here's slides and audio (iTunes required I think) of a talk Boyer gave on at a Transhumanism conference sponsored by the Templeton Foundation (!), called "Considering the evolved mind: Constraints on transhumanism".

And here's a pretty good Jonathan Miller interview with Boyer.

And some papers here, as well as the introduction to a special issue on the relationship of brain and self that looks very interesting.

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