Robert Kurzban


Why Everyone (Else) Is a Hypocrite:
Evolution and the Modular Mind


March 21, 2011
7:00 PM ET


FPC Parish House
3 Church St., Cambridge, MA 02138


This event is free; no tickets are required.

Cambridge Forum is pleased to welcome evolutionary psychologist ROBERT KURZBAN as he explains his challenge to the traditional notion of the integrated self. The human mind's very structure makes for behavioral inconsistency, he argues, so it is perfectly natural to believe that everyone else is a hypocrite.

What is meant by the concept of the "modular mind?" What are the implications of inevitable human inconsistency in a world built around rational models?

Robert Kurzban
Robert Kurzban

Robert Kurzban

Robert Kurzban is associate professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his PhD from the Center for Evolutionary Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and did postdoctoral work in economics and anthropology. In 2008, he won the inaugural Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution from the Human Behavior and Evolution Society.

FPC Parish House
3 Church St., Cambridge, MA 02138
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