David Large is a philosopher and champion of the ecological
approach to the mind. He spent time at London, Oxford and
Newcastle Universities. Davidís interests focus on mind,
language and the formulation of a scientifically informed naturalistic philosophy.
David was a founder member of
Philosophy Society (NPS), a registered charity set up with the aim of
facilitating the public understanding
of philosophy in the North East and was Chair of the NPS from 2003 to 2008.
He is a member of the Complexity Network at Northumbria University.
David has been involved in The Great Debate since its early days,
co-organising and teaching on a number of
The Great Debate day schools and events focusing on evolution and the
Sexual Selection and Questions of Human Nature, 2001;
Minds, Genes and Consciousness, 2001;
Of Blank Slates and Zombies, 2004;
The Great Debate: Being Human, 2005;
Progress of the Human Mind:
From Enlightenment to Postmodernism, 2008 and has
spoken on panel debates including
What does it mean to be human? in 2003 and
we masters of our own destiny? in 2010.
Most recently he was a panellist at the one-day event celebrating 20 years of
The Great Debate:
The Art of Reason:
Curiosity, Creativity, Mystery in September, 2018.