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Evolution and Moral Progress (the Forum)

24 May 2016, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

It now seems hard to deny that at least some of our moral beliefs have been shaped by natural selection. What does this mean for the objectivity of ethics and the possibility of moral progress? Does evolution mean that morality is an illusion? Are we locked into ‘tribal’ ways of thinking, or is a more inclusive morality possible? Our panel will consider the philosophical implications of the evolution of morality.

J. McKenzie Alexander, Professor of Philosophy, LSE
Allen Buchanan, James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy, Duke University.
Catherine Wilson, Anniversary Professor of Philosophy, York University

Jonathan Birch, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method (LSE) and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow




24 May 2016
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
London School of Economics
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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