Kom og mød professor Michael Tomasello, når han fortæller om, hvorfor vi mennesker samarbejder og hvor denne samarbejdsevne stammer fra.
Denne forelæsning er nr. 9 i rækken af Royal Academy Lectures in Humanities and Social Sciences som Videnskabernes Selskab afholder med støtte fra Carlsbergfondet. Foredraget vil være på engelsk.
Professor Michael Tomasello skriver om foredraget:
Humans are biologically adapted for cooperation and cultural life in ways that other primates are not. Humans have unique motivations and cognitive skills for sharing emotions, experience, and collaborative actions (shared intentionality). These motivations and skills first emerge in human ontogeny at around one year of age, as infants begin to participate with other persons in various kinds of collaborative and joint attentional activities, including linguistic communication. Our nearest primate relatives understand important aspects of intentional action - especially in competitive situations - but they do not seem to have the motivations and cognitive skills necessary to engage in activities involving collaboration, shared intentionality, and, in general, things cultural.
Michael Tomasello is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, and emeritus director at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany. His research interests focus on processes of cooperation, communication, and cultural learning in human children and great apes. His recent books include A Natural History of Human Thinking (Harvard University Press, 2014); A Natural History of Human Morality (Harvard University Press, 2016); Becoming Human: A Theory of Ontogeny (Harvard University Press, 2019); and The Evolution of Agency, MIT Press, in press,).
Efter forelæsningen inviterer Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab og Carlsbergfondet til reception.