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Biology of Consciousness: William James to Richard Schultes and Beyond

March 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

How do biological and cultural forces shape the development of consciousness? In this interdisciplinary dialogue, Brian Farrell and Davíd Carrasco will draw on the work of two earlier Harvard professors—psychologist William James and ethnobotanist Richard Evans Schultes—to consider whether culture is fundamentally biological, or whether the biology of consciousness is shaped by experience. The speakers will reflect on James’ “religious propensities” and Schultes’ study of psychoactive substances among Indigenous peoples in exploring the biological and cultural doors of perception.

Details

Date:
March 6, 2017
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/biology-consciousness-william-james-richard-schultes-and-beyond

Venue

Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Phone:
617-496-1027

Organizer

Harvard Museum of Natural History
Phone:
(617) 495-3045
Email:
hmnh@hmsc.harvard.edu
Website:
https://hmnh.harvard.edu/