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Fernando Vidal

Fernando Vidal was educated in psychology and the history of science at Harvard, Geneva and Paris, and has a “habilitation” from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. A former Guggenheim Fellow, he has been since 2012 Research Professor of ICREA, the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies. For over a decade before then, he was permanent Research Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin. His work concerns the history of the human science since the early modern period, especially the relationships of science and values and how they shape views about the human being. Among his co-edited books are The Moral Authority of Nature, Neurocultures, and EndangermentBiodiversity and Culture. His last two books are The Sciences of the Soul: The Early Modern Origins of Psychology and (co-authored with F. Ortega) Being Brains: Making the Cerebral Subject, published in 2017. One of his current projects is a book provisionally entitled Performing Brains on Screen.

Update: 14 December 2017

Has participated in

Frankenstein in the Anthropocene

The contemporary relevance of Mary Shelley’s novel and its relationship with climate change

Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein". With the participation of Fernando Vidal

Friends of CCCB reading club