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Panel Discussion: “Do we have an immaterial soul (or mind)?”

Brian McLaughlin, Dean Zimmerman, Mark Baker, Julien Musolino

Monday, October 23, 2017, 07:00pm - 09:00pm

Rutgers University

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Many people believe that we possess an immaterial soul that will survive the death of our bodies. Recent advances in science and other fields have caused some to challenge this notion. Drawing on ideas from biology, psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy, a set of panel speakers with opposing views will debate this age-old question

Speakers will include: the Director of the Center for Cognitive Science and Distiguished Professor of Philosophy, Brian McLaughlin, Professor and Chair of Philosophy, Dean Zimmerman, Distinguished Professor and Chair of Linguistics, Mark Baker, and the author of the Soul Fallacy and Professor of Psychology, Julien Musolino.



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Soul Panel PosterUPDATE: We were extremely impressed by the turnout  (which exceeded capacity),  as well as the quality and thoughtfulness of the questions (which went on well past the end of the event). To say that you all were engaged with the topic was an understatement!

Given the interest in keeping the dialogue going, we wanted to share some additional content with you on the topic. 


For the Soul

Against the Soul

Center for Cognitive Science Links


Professor Brian McLaughlin Professor Dean Zimmerman Professor Mark Baker Professor Julien Musolino