09 August 2010

New Science of Morality Conference from The Edge

These are a bunch of heavy hitters in the world of morality studies in conversation with each other. Except for the fact that the follow-up discussions are being trickled out at snails pace, I really find the whole conversation fascinating.

Amplify’d from www.edge.org

Roy Baumeister, Paul Bloom, Joshua D. Greene, Jonathan Haidt,

Sam Harris, Marc D. Hauser, Josua Knobe,

Elizabeth Phelps, David Pizarro


Something radically new is in the air: new ways of understanding physical systems, new ways of thinking about thinking that call into question many of our basic assumptions. A realistic biology of the mind, advances in evolutionary biology, physics, information technology, genetics, neurobiology, psychology, engineering, the chemistry of materials: all are questions of critical importance with respect to what it means to be human. For the first time, we have the tools and the will to undertake the scientific study of human nature.

Read more at www.edge.org

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