John Peacock

 

 


 

I am Professor of Cosmology in the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh. I am a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and winner of the Shaw Prize.

My research interests are in theoretical and observational cosmology: large-scale structure; galaxy formation and evolution; evolution of active galaxies; gravitational lensing.

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Nov 28th 2016

What is our role in the universe as human agents capable of knowledge? What makes us intelligent cognitive agents seemingly endowed with consciousness? This is the second part of the course 'Philosophy and the Sciences', dedicated to Philosophy of the Cognitive Sciences. Scientific research across the cognitive sciences has raised pressing questions for philosophers. The goal of this course is to introduce you to some of the main areas and topics at the key juncture between philosophy and the cognitive sciences.

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