The Ethical Human
Philip Pettit (Australian National University, Princeton University), Zanna Clay, Simone Schnall

October 24, 2019, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Forum for Philosophy

Sheikh Zayed Theatre
New Academic Building, London School of Economics
54 Lincoln's Inn Fields WC2A 3LJ
United Kingdom


  • Royal Institute of Philosophy

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Where do our ideas of right and wrong come from? Can the evolutionary processes that produced human beings explain the moral frameworks adopted by human societies? And what can developmental biology tell us about the emergence of ethical behaviour in children? From anthropology to cognitive science, philosophy to evolutionary biology, we shed some light on the complex story of Homo moralis.

Zanna Clay, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Durham University

Philip Pettit, L. S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values, Princeton University

Simone Schnall, Reader in Experimental Social Psychology, University of Cambridge

Clare Moriarty, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy and IRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Trinity College Dublin

Organized in conjunction with the Royal Institute of Philosophy

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