Evolutionary Explanations of Morality

September 27, 2013, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Center for Philosophy and History of Science, Boston University

Barristers Hall, Boston University School of Law
765 Commonwealth Ave
United States

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The BU Center for Philosophy and History of Science presents The Alfred I. Tauber Forum:

Evolutionary Explanations of Morality

Friday, September 27th
Barrister's Hall,
Boston University School of Law
765 Commonwealth Avenue
1pm - 6pm

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. All CPHS events are free and open to the public. 

For information on more CPHS events go to: www.bu.edu/cphs/

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