Schering Stiftung

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Becoming Humans

What Makes Us Who We Are?

Becoming Humans

What Makes Us Who We Are?

How do we become those who we are? In which contexts does human life develop, constitute itself, and take place? And what sets us humans apart? During a four-part event series entitled “Becoming Human – What Makes Us Who We Are?,” scientists from the fields of cognition and marine biology, anthropology and history, the neurosciences and philosophy meet artists to discuss the many different facets of being and becoming human.

Be our guest and participate, through a variety of discussion formats, in the transdisciplinary dialogue on these almost inexhaustible questions!

Events in this series

Becoming Myself

Dialogue — November 15, 2022
How does human consciousness arise and what factors are involved in the constitution of an identity of self? A Science Café with the audience and Olaf Blanke, Kristina Musholt, and Nicole Ottinger.

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Becoming Human: Human Consciousness and AI

Panel discussion — March 15, 2022
Do we learn new things about being human when we interact with machines, and what ethical questions does this raise? A fishbowl discussion with Damjamnski, John-Dylan Haynes, and Karen Joisten.

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Becoming Human: Humans & Nature

Panel discussion — November 02, 2021
What is the position of humans in relation to nature, and what forms of appropriation as well as demarcation operate in this relationship? A discussion with Antje Boetius, Volker Gerhardt and Judith Schalansky.

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Becoming Human: Evolution of the Senses

Event — August 31, 2021
A discussion on the importance of biological components for human and cultural evolution with paleoanthropologist PD Dr. Miriam Haidle, behavioral biologist Prof. Dr. Simone Pika, and artist Jorinde Voigt.

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All four events at a glance

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In cooperation with Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften. Media partnership: taz, die tageszeitung.

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