Finals Week (6/7/19) – Student Presentations II

Here is the schedule for the second session of Student Presentations with excerpt links (requires course enrollment):

7:00 Dinner served
7:15 Answers for Aristotle: How Science and Philosophy Can Lead To a More Meaningful Life (Pigliucci)
7:40 The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves (Kandel)
8:05 The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains (Lustig)
8:30 Break
8:35 How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence (Pollan)
9:00 Why Does Patriarchy Exist? (Gilligan and Snider)
9:25 The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow’s World (Mann)
9:50 Summary and wrap-up

Week 10 (6/4/19) – Student Presentations I

Here is the schedule for this session, with excerpt links (requires course enrollment):

7:30 Announcements and welcome
7:35 Thinking Fast and Slow (Kahneman)
8:00 Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life (Keltner)
8:25 The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity (Appiah)
8:50 Break
8:55 The Orchid and the Dandelion: Why Some People Struggle and How All Can Thrive (Boyce)
9:20 The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays (Wang)
9:45 General discussion

Week 5 (4/30/19) – Behave chapters 14 through 17 and Epilogue

In this session we conclude our discussion of Robert Sapolsky’s book. Please submit your comment on this entry by Tuesday at 6pm.

Please also come to class with a ranking of 2-3 books out of which you will present one during Student Presentations in Week 10 and Finals Week.  See the suggested books on the course website for ideas. Read through the list completely before you make your selections.

Also this week, check  your schedule for Finals Week, so we can discuss the optimal evening for our Student Presentations II session.