PechaKucha Presentation

You: A Natural History

PRESENTED ON DEC 13, 2018
IN DAYTON @ VOL 37

William Irvine is professor of philosophy at Wright State University.  He has written books on such diverse topics as rowing, human desire, and the ancient philosophy Stoicism.  His most recent book, from Oxford University Press, is titled "You: A Natural History." In it he explores the extended, multidimensional history of the reader, including your ancestry, the history of your component cells and atoms, and the history of your species and genes.  

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