This Thursday’s Philosophers’ Café promises much great discussion. As an apt follow-up to September’s Café suggestion that there may not be such a thing as gender, UW-Green Bay’s Christine Smith, associate professor of Human Development, will help participants consider whether gender differences explain sex differences. According to the Sexual Strategies Theory of evolutionary psychology, women and men have developed divergent mating strategies because of reproductive differences. This has resulted in sex differences in commitment seeking, parental investment, desire for sexual variety, qualities preferred in short-term and long-term mates, and causes of sexual conflict between men and women. Is anatomy destiny? Is rape an evolutionary adaptation? These are just a few of what are sure to be provocative and lively questions to be addressed Thursday (Dec. 12), from 7 to 8:30 p.m. St. Brendan’s Inn, 234 S. Washington St. The monthly series is a joint venture of the philosophy programs here at St. Norbert College.
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