Becoming Human

On March 21 & 22, 2016, Dr. Henrike Moll, 2015-2016 Templeton Fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, led a two-day conference entitled "Becoming Human: Evolutionary and Ontogenetic Stories about the Emergence of the Human Mind."

In this conference, Professor Henrike Moll explored the emergence of the human mind, as demonstrated through scientific investigations and philosophical inquiries, and the origins of perspective-taking. This conference brought together scholars from anthropology, history and philosophy of science, philosophy, and psychology to examine critical questions that address topics such as the emergence of imagination, "second nature," sentience, sociobiology, and kinship in human evolution, as well as the human-animal horizon.

This programming was made possible with generous funding from the John Templeton Foundation.

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