Hall Center For The Humanities


John Symons
Chair & Professor of Philosophy, University of Kansas

What Can We Teach Our Posthuman Descendants?
Humanities Lecture Series

Tue., Oct. 7, 2014, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Sponsored by the Friends of the Hall Center
Location: The Commons, Spooner Hall

John Symons is Chair and Professor of the Philosophy Department at the University of Kansas. Symons received his PhD from Boston University. He most recently served as an associate professor and chair of the philosophy department at the University of Texas, El Paso. His research interests include metaphysics and epistemology of science (how scientists know what they know), the philosophy of psychology, and the logic behind knowledge and belief. Philosopher Nick Bostrom recently described a "posthuman" as an individual who has gone beyond "the maximum attainable capacities by any current human being without recourse to new technological means." In his lecture, Symons will discuss the posthuman, including what the term might mean and how we can talk to and think about our posthuman descendants.

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