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Ruth Millikan Lecture

The post-lecture reception for Ruth at NEI.  L-R: NEI director, David Livingtone Smith, Ruth, MWQ, NEI co-director Rob Haskell. Ruth graciously dealing with her fan club. See Larry Shapiro’s wonderful “intellectual love-letter.” Larry writes: Recently I was asked to deliver a comic paper about Ruth Millikan on the twenty fifth anniversary of her Language, Thought,…

Evolutionary roots of deception and self-deception

I want to bring your attention to the work of philosopher David Livingstone Smith. David is one of the foremost theorists in: 1. Biologically informed philosophical naturalism 2. Evolution and human nature 3. Deception and self-deception 4. The evolutionary psychology of war and peace 5. Dehumanization His recent books include Less Than Human (forthcoming); The…