Evolutionary Explanations of Morality

1:00 pm on Friday, September 27, 2013
6:00 pm on Friday, September 27, 2013
Contact Name:
Erin Seeba
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 co-sponsored by the Boston University Center for the Humanities. This event is the Alfred I. Tauber Forum.