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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Event: CCDS Research Forum: David Doat

Evolution and Human Uniqueness

David Doat
Catholic University of Lille, France

Date: Wednesday 1 February 2012
Time: 2.15pm–3.45pm
Place: Eden 109, Liverpool Hope University

David Doat, CCDS Visiting Scholar, works at the intersection of the philosophy of nature and ethical thought. He wonders what makes us human(e) and hypothesises that the most “vulnerable” among our human community have nonetheless played, and continue to play, an important role in our historical collective and personal discovering of humanity. The seminar will consider empirical data that demonstrates that some prehistoric communities of Neanderthals organized their lives so that disabled persons were not marginalised but accepted as central figures. Why was there not abandonment in accordance with the harsh law of evolution? Does the scepticism of scientists on this subject evidence how difficult it is for them to face the apparent contradiction of straightforward Darwinian Theory? To consider these and other such questions, join us at the next CCDS Research Forum.

To publicise this event, please display the attached notice in your office/institution.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. David Bolt
Director, Centre for Culture & Disability Studies
Editor, Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies
Lecturer and Recognised Researcher, Education
Telephone: 0151 291 3346
Office: EDEN 128
Postal address: Graduate School, Faculty of Education, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, L16 9JD.

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