The Descent of Moral Sentiment: Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Ontogeny and Evolution of Morality

February 13, 2017 - February 15, 2017
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Utrecht University

Boothstraat 7
Utrecht
Netherlands

Sponsor(s):

  • Descartes Centre for History and Philosophy of Science and the Humanities
  • NWO

All speakers:

Nicolas Baumard
Institut Jean Nicod
Jonathan Birch
London School of Economics
Simon Blackburn
Cambridge University
Christopher Boehm
University of Southern California
Sarah Brosnan
Georgia State University
Judith Burkart
University of Zürich
Kiley Hamlin
Technical University of British Columbia
Frank Hindriks
University of Groningen
Annemarie Kalis
Utrecht University
Webb Keane
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Philip Kitcher
Columbia University
Edouard Machery
University of Pittsburgh
Sarah Mathew
Arizona State University
Peter Railton
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Kim Sterelny
Australian National University
Felix Warneken
Harvard University

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The Descent of Moral Sentiment

An interdisciplinary symposium on the ontogeny and evolution of human morality

February 13-15, 2017, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Theme

How did we come to be moral? It is beyond doubt that the capacity for morality is a product of evolution that develops robustly in living human beings. Yet the origins, function, and genealogy of this capacity continue to be subjects of intense debate. This three-day interdisciplinary symposium will host sixteen esteemed philosophers and scientists with presentations on the latest research related to the ontogeny and evolution of (the capacity for) morality.

Speakers

Nicolas Baumard (cognitive science) – Institut Jean-Nicod

Jonathan Birch (philosophy) ­– London School of Economics

Simon Blackburn (philosophy) – University of Cambridge

Christopher Boehm (anthropology) – University of Southern California

Sarah Brosnan (psychology) – Georgia State University

Judith Maria Burkart (anthropology) – University of Zurich

Kiley Hamlin (psychology) – University of British Columbia

Frank Hindriks (philosophy) – University of Groningen

Annemarie Kalis (philosophy) – Utrecht University

Webb Keane (anthropology) – University of Michigan

Philip Kitcher (philosophy) – Columbia University

Edouard Machery (philosophy) – University of Pittsburgh

Sarah Mathew (anthropology) – Arizona State University

Peter Railton (philosophy) – University of Michigan 

Kim Sterelny (philosophy) – Australian National University

Felix Warneken (psychology) – Harvard University

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We invite post-docs and faculty from all disciplines to register for this three-day symposium on the evolution of morality through our website: http://descent.sites.uu.nl. A limited number of places will be reserved for graduate students, free of charge. Graduate students must apply for participation via http://descent.sites.uu.nl/graduate-students/

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December 15, 2016, 9:00am CET

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