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Organizers: Camilo J. Cela-Conde, Raul Gutierrez Lombardo and John C. Avise
Co-sponsored by the Centro de Estudios Filosoficos Politicos y Sociales Vicente Lombardo Toledano

Scholars consider a comment in Charles Darwin’s Notebook C to be one of his first insights into human nature. As Darwin noted, our mental machinery makes us different. For instance, it allows us to ask about ourselves, about what a human is. It allows us to question what we are and the meaning of the way we are. One thing we have discovered is that humans possess certain unique mental traits. Ethic and aesthetic values are among them, and they constitute an essential part of what we call the human condition. This Colloquium brings together leading scientists who have worked on several aspects of human morals and aesthetics considered as mental traits, their evolution, and their relationship to related behaviors in other primates.

Registration Fee: $150.00
Reduced Registration Fee for Graduate Students and Postdocs: $100.00

Registration is limited and will be accepted online only when the registration fee is included and in the order in which it is received. Online registration is available for single and multiple registrations (i.e. work group) with MasterCard and Visa and check. The registration fee includes breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday and transportation from the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel to the Beckman Center. The Welcome Dinner on Thursday and the Dinner on Friday night are optional and extra fees apply. Register at http://www.cvent.com/d/vcqdzl/ 4W Lodging and Transportation A block of rooms has been reserved at the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel and Spa at the discounted rate of $125, single or double occupancy. (The rate is based on the current federal per diem rate, which is subject to change.) You can make a room reservation during the online registration process. After December 17th, we cannot guarantee that the discounted rate or a room will be available. Transportation is provided once daily roundtrip from the hotel to the Beckman Center. See agenda for times. For more information, contact Susan Marty (SMarty@nas.edu).

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January 11, 2013
7:00 AM
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Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering
Irvine, CA 92697 United States


Susan Marty

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