BIOUNCERTAINTY - ERC Starting Grant no. 805498
6 June 2019: Research Seminar - Jacob Stegenga (Cambridge) - The Sciences of Sexual Desire
We have the pleasure to invite you for yet another research seminar organized as part of the ‘BIOUNCERTAINTY’ research project. Dr Jacob Stegenga from the University of Cambridge, Departament of History and Philosophy of Science, will deliver a lecture on: "The Sciences of Sexual Desire”. The seminar will take place on Thursday, 6th June, at 5:30pm in room 25 of the Institute of Philosophy, 52 Grodzka Street.
6 June 2019: Research Seminar - Jacob Stegenga (Cambridge) - The Sciences of Sexual Desiree
Sexual desire is the subject of numerous sciences. These sciences deploy a fantastic range of empirical methods and formulate numerous theories about its subject. However, critics - from constructivists to conservatives - claim that these sciences cannot teach us about the real nature of sexual desire. I attempt to develop a philosophical lens through which we can respect the lessons of these critics, yet still learn from the sciences of sexual desire.