Guest Lecture Eric Schwitzgebel – January 2010

Event Date: 19/01/2010

Eric Schwitzgebel, Professor of Philosophy, University of California at Riverside will present a talk entitled `An Empirical Perspective on the Mencius-Xunzi Debate about Human Nature`

Mencius and Xunzi were two of the early followers of Confucius with polarised opinions on the essential nature of humankind.
Our speaker, Eric Schwitzgebel, Professor of Philosophy at University of California at Riverside, is a prolific writer and a popular and accessible speaker. His areas of interest include philosophy of psychology; philosophy of mind; cognitive development; philosophy of science; classical Chinese philosophy; epistemology; perceptual and cognitive psychology; and metaphilosophy.

The Confucius Institute for Scotland is delighted to have secured him to present this talk on Tuesday 19 January in the Confucius Institute from 6pm. To reserve a seat please email

This talk while self-contained is linked to a seminar by Eric Schwitzgebel on the following evening, Wed 20 January. This will be held in the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Entitled `The Moral Behavior of Ethics Professors: Empirical Evidence`