Evolution, Neuroscience, Philosophy and the Meaning of life
At some point or another we all deal with the big questions in life, questions that concern morality, justice, friendships, and relationships. Massimo Pigliucci, in his "Answers for Aristotle: How Science and Philosophy Can Lead Us to A More Meaningful Life" draws from the insights of Darwinian evolutionary biology, modern neuroscience, and timeless philosophical analysis to help us think about our existence and how to navigate it intelligently. Science provides us with answers as to where important aspects of human behavior come from (evolution) and how our brains process them (neuroscience), while philosophy helps us to reflect on the meaning of it all.
This event is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by Center for Inquiry–Portland and the BIO student group at PSU.
Attendees are invited to join an informal social gathering after the event at Rogue Hall, a brew pub located at 1717 SW Park Ave.
The closest parking available (and free after 7) is in the parking structure on SW 6th and Harrison, but there are a number of additional parking garages around that area.