Greed: The Debate

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Mon 07 Oct 2013

Join philosopher AC Grayling, neuroscientist Professor Kate Jeffery and chair Anne McElvoy as they debate and discuss what drives us to be greedy.  How much do our instincts drive our compulsions and what role does culture and free will play in making ‘good’ or ‘bad’ choices?

Tickets on sale for Friends at 10am 24 September
Tickets on sale for General Public at 10am 25 September

Kate Jeffery is Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience at University College London. She originally trained as a doctor at the University of Otago in New Zealand, but became interested in basic questions concerning how the brain causes the mind and so left clinical work and moved to the UK to become a laboratory-based research scientist. Her current focus of study is navigation and memory. In 2006 she founded the Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience dedicated to studying mind-brain relationships.

AC Grayling is Master of the New College of the Humanities, and a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford. Until 2011 he was Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London and has written and edited over 30 books on philosophy and other subjects, most recently On Friendship.

Anne McElvoy is Public Policy Editor at The Economist, a presenter of BBC Radio 3’s  Night Waves and a columnist on the London Evening Standard.


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