Summer Learning Series


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Feed your brain this summer with The Gershman Y! To participate, watch
online lectures from lauded academics on your own time, then join us at
The Good Karma Café (928 Pine St.) for a lively discussion! Come prepared
to share your thoughts and expand your mind!

Tuesday, August 12 at 6PM
Yale Professor Shelly Kagan’s “What is a Person?”
Kagan contrasts the dualist view, where a person is a body and a soul, with the
physicalist view, where a person is just a body.

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Click here to register or call 215-545-4400


Past Brain Café Events

Tuesday, June 17 at 6 PM
The series kicks off with Harvard Professor Michael Sandel’s lecture
Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do: The Moral Side of Murder.
Sandel asks: If you had to choose between (1) killing one person to save the
lives of five others and (2) doing nothing even though you knew that five people
would die right before your eyes if you did nothing—what would you do?
What would be the right thing to do? Sandel uses this hypothetical scenario
to launch his discussion on moral reasoning.

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Tuesday, July 15 at 6 PM
Yale Professor Paul Bloom’s “Morality: A Person in a World of People”
Bloom discusses some of the most central questions about human morality–
which emotions are “moral” and why did these moral feelings evolve?
What factors guide our moral judgments?

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