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From Neural ‘Is’ to Moral ‘Ought’

This talk takes its inspiration from Joshua Greene’s ‘From neural ‘is’ to moral ‘ought’: what are the moral implications of neuroscientific moral psychology?’ He says: “Many moral philosophers regard scientific research as irrelevant to their work because science deals with … Continue reading

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Ethical Physicalism

(This is the tenth part of the ‘From Neural Is to Moral Ought’ series.)   43: Ethical Naturalism As said previously, central to Ethical Naturalism are the ideas of: A rejection of the ‘is’/’ought’ distinction, and The supervenience of the ethical on the … Continue reading

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Ethics 101

This ‘Ethics 101’ introduction is the first part of the ‘From Neural Is to Moral Ought’ series of talks, which lays some of the foundations for subsequent parts: The Is-Ought problem, Utilitarianism as an example moral system, and some of … Continue reading

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Science, Religion and Philosophy

(This is the concluding, fourth part of the talk ‘The Science Delusion’ and follows on from: Part 1: the idea of science as a method Part 2: conventional, i.e. metaphysical, physicalism Part 3: Methodological physicalism)   18. Ante-Conclusion This is not the … Continue reading

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Robo-ethics for Humans

The UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Arts and Humanities Research Council have devised ‘Five Ethics for Roboticists’ draft to stimulate debate on the  social, legal and ethical issues in robotics. This takes Asimov’s Laws as a starting point: a … Continue reading

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