Evolutionary Explanations of Morality

  • Starts: 1:00 pm on Friday, September 27, 2013
  • Ends: 6:00 pm on Friday, September 27, 2013
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The first session of this year’s Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science brings together evolutionary psychologists, philosophers of biology, and ethicists to discuss the status and implications of evolutionary explanations of morality. 1pm Ethics as a Human Project Philip Kitcher (Philosophy, Columbia University) 2pm Morality Did Not Evolve Edouard Machery (History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh) 3pm The Limits of Evolutionary Explanations of Morality Russell Powell (Philosophy, Boston University) 4pm Why Evolution Doesn't Debunk Ethical Realism William FitzPatrick (Philosophy, University of Rochester) 5pm Strategic Morality Robert Kurzban (Psychology, University of Pennsylvania) This event is supported by the Boston University Center for the Humanities. This annual Alfred I. Tauber Forum on Integrating Scientific Knowledge with Human Needs is named in honor of the Center’s second director. See more Center for Philosophy and History of Science events at www.bu.edu/cphs/
Location:
Barristers Hall, BU School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Avenue
Contact Name:
Erin Seeba

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