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Wednesday

The Embodiment of Life: The Legacy of Francisco Varela (1946-­‐2001)

10.00am

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Speakers: Stephen Batchelor (Buddhist scholar), Michel Bitbol (Philosopher), Paul Bourgine (Engineer), John Protevi (Philosopher), Antonino Raffone (Neuroscientist)

To mark the tenth anniversary of Francisco Varela's untimely death, we will be pleased to welcome you to a symposium on 'The embodiment of Life: The legacy of Francisco Varela (1946-­2001)' on the 1st June 2011 at City University London.

Varela's work is considered by many academics and professionals to be a monumental contribution to 20th century biological and philosophical thought with implications in domains such as neo-­‐cybernetics, immunology, artificial life, cognitive science, philosophy of mind, brain studies, and in East-­‐West dialogues between neuroscience and Buddhism (Francisco was a close, long-­time adviser to The Dalai Lama). Invited speakers are:
Stephen Batchelor (Buddhist scholar), Michel Bitbol (Philosopher), Paul Bourgine (Engineer), John Protevi (Philosopher) and Antonino Raffone (Neuroscientist).

The dissemination of academic knowledge to non-­academic groups was one of Varela's passions for 30 years. In this spirit, speakers will explain how Varela's work has influenced their different fields of expertise and the event should be of interest to many health-­related practitioners, counsellors and psychotherapists, educationists and teachers, social workers, management consultants, politicians and policy-­‐makers, and to many amongst the current generation of students.

Details of the program and registration are available at http://web.me.com/mobilemyosis/01062011/Welcome.html.

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10.00am - 5.00pmWednesday 1st June 2011

Birley Lecture Theatre Centenary Building City, University of London Spencer Street London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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