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Your Brain on Politics with Jonathan Moreno and Jonathan Haidt at NYU

Thursday, March 29, 6:30pm -8:00pm
Location: NYU Bookstore, 726 Broadway New York, NY 10003

“This is Your Brain on Politics: Why people believe what they want to believe, and deny science selectively” with Jonathan Moreno [1] and Jonathan Haidt [2], moderated by S. Matthew Liao [3].

Jonathan Moreno is David and Lyn Silfen University Professor of Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania, and author of The Body Politic: The Battle Over Science in America (BLP, 2012) [4] and Mind Wars: Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century (BLP pap. ed., 2012).

Jonathan Haidt is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. He’s the author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion (Pantheon, 2012) [5] and The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom (Basic Books, 2006).

S. Matthew Liao is Director of the Bioethics Program [6], Associate Professor in the Center for Bioethics, and Affiliated Professor in the Department of Philosophy at New York University.

Co-sponsored by the Bellevue Literary Press.

Link: http://www.bookstores.nyu.edu/webcomm/events/indexmarch2012.html [7]