Sunday, April 13, 2008

Hofstadter at RU

Pulitzer Prize winner Douglas Hofstadter (author of Godel, Escher and Bach) gave the Class of 1970 Philosophy Lecture on Thursday, April 26h at 8:00pm in Winants Hall on the College Avenue Campus. A SRO crowd estimated around 300 filled the lecture hall to hear this pioneer in cognitive science talk about consciousness (what has it, what doesn't).

On the faculty of Indiana University, Hofstadter is College Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science; Adjunct Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, Philosophy, Psychological & Brain Sciences and Comparative Literature.

In keeping with the groundrules of the Class of 1970 Philosophy Lecture, Prof. Hofstadter was selected by a group of undergraduate philosophy majors.

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