The Ethical Human (Forum for Philosophy)

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 Comparative and Developmental Psychology, Durham University
Philip Pettit
L. S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values, Princeton University & Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Australian National University
Simone Schnall
Reader in Experimental Social Psychology, University of Cambridge

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


Organized in conjunction with the Royal Institute of Philosophy