“Can Plants and Bacteria Think?” to be Topic of UE Andiron Lecture

Posted: Monday, February 2, 2015

Can plants and bacteria think? University of Evansville assistant professor of philosophy Derek Jones will discuss this question at the UE Andiron Lecture on Wednesday, February 4. The lecture starts at 4:00 p.m., in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Jones earned an MA in philosophy from the University of Houston and a PhD in philosophy from Indiana University. He teaches courses in philosophy and cognitive science at UE and currently directs the cognitive science program. Jones has published and presented work on such topics as scientific explanation, self-knowledge, skilled behavior, and free will. His work is guided by the broader project of understanding cognition and action as essentially embodied, biological processes. His forthcoming book, The Biological Foundations of Agency, is slated for publication in January 2016.

For more information on the Andiron Lecture Series, please call 812-488-1070 or 812-488-2589.

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