Keynote Abstracts

Keynote 1: Perspectives on the rise of parenting science
Janet Golden, Professor of History, Rutgers University, The Many Sciences of Parenting

Stefan Ramaekers, Centre for Philosophy of Education, University of Leuven, The claims of parenting: Reasons, responsibility, society
Frank Furedi, Professor of Sociology, University Kent,
Who is to Judge? The unresolved contradiction of the parenting expert


Keynote 2: Parenting and the ‘new phrenology’
Ellie Lee, Reader in Social Policy, University of Kent, Prejudice masquerading as research: brain science and British social policy
Glenda Wall, Associate Professor Sociology, Wilfred Laurier University, Canada, ‘Powerful cognitive engineers: The social positioning of mothers through brain development discourse’
Discussant: Joan Wolf, Texas A&M University

Keynote 3: Distortions of Neuroscience
John T. Bruer, President of the James S. McDonnell Foundation in St. Louis,The Myth of the First Three Years
Stuart Derbyshire, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Birmingham The Problem of Infant Neurodeterminism

Keynote 4: Special lecture
Raymond Tallis, doctor, retired clinical scientist and philosopher, author, Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Mankind

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