Leda Cosmides and John Tooby’s Speech during the Ceremony for Honor Graduates (May 2019)

Estefanía Campos  | 08 de mayo de 2019  | Vistas: 61

Leda Cosmides and John Tooby, who have dedicated their life to the study of evolutionary psychology, were named honorary professors of Universidad Francisco Marroquín, during the Ceremony for Honor Graduates of May 2019, for their work on the understanding of psychological roots behind the generalized propention in favor of collectivist policies that endanger individual freedom.

Cosmides comments on how special Universidad Francisco Marroquín is, for the principles and education it gives to its students. Also talks about how from a very young age she got interested on how society worked and eventually that led her to work on evolutionary psychology. Leda then advises the students on how to communicate the valuable ideas learned at UFM.

What I’ve learned over the years is that you just have to keep having the conversation, with respect for the other people that disagree with you (...) just tell them as clear as you can what you think and what you know, and everything will be ok”. - Leda Cosmides

Then, Tooby also congratulates the parents and students for their accomplishment, that represents really hard work. John talks about his education on economics, how he questioned socialist ideas and then got inspired by Frederic Bastiat’s ideas.

Always, whatever else you’re doing, make sure that you’re spending some time learning some important new intellectual skill”. - John Tooby

Now watch their speech during the May 2019 Commencement, where they were granted an honorary doctoral degree on social sciences.


Honorary doctorate in social sciences

Honorary doctorate in social sciences


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

Universidad Francisco Marroquín