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2nd Annual UNC Philosophy and Psychiatry Conference

April 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 2nd Annual UNC Philosophy and Psychiatry Conference will be April 30th from 9:00-5:00pm EST. The theme for this year is “The Future of Human Nature: Transhumanism, Dehumanization and Virtual Worlds.” The confirmed speakers for the event are:

  • Professor David Chalmers (NYU, Department of Philosophy) is presenting “Virtual Worlds and the Human Mind” which draws from his latest work Reality+: Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy (Norton 2022)
  • Professor Susan Levin (Smith College, Department of Philosophy) is presenting “Posthumanity is a Misnomer: Transhumanists’ View of What We Are and Can Become Is Behind the Times”, which draws from her recent book Posthuman Bliss? The Failed Promise of Transhumanism (Oxford 2021).
  • Professor David Livingstone Smith (The University of New England, Department of Philosophy) is presenting “How Dehumanization Works”, which draws from his latest book Making Monsters: The Uncanny Power of Dehumanization (Harvard 2021) .

Contact for Zoom link if you’d like to register for any of the Carolina Seminars or the conference or if you have any questions.

View the flyer here


April 30
9:00 am - 5:00 pm