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The Evolution of Morality


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Speaker(s): Dr Jason McKenzie Alexander, Dr Keith Jensen, Dr Andrew Pinsent
Chair: Dr Kristina Musholt

Recorded on 22 November 2011 in Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building.

What generates our capability to act morally? How much is it part of our basic biology? How is it socialised? Is it reasoned, emotional, or does it derive from some other source entirely?

Jason McKenzie Alexander is reader in philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE.

Keith Jensen is lecturer in comparative and developmental psychology at the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London.

Andrew Pinsent is research director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at the University of Oxford.

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