What Should We Do with Our Brain?

This will be the reading for August 24’s meeting.

Catherine Malabou’s aim this book is to connect neuroscience to socio-political emancipation. Let me say up front that the manner of this connection is, to me at least, a little confusing. On the one hand, Malabou is concerned with applying the advances in neuroscience to larger existential questions. On the other hand, Malabou seems to want to critique the discourse of neuroscience for unconsciously colluding with neoliberal ideology. (I will return to this tension later, but let’s get back to her own text.)

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