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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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Some Good Reason

  This is the 19th part of the ‘Neural Is to Moral Ought’ series of posts. The series’s title comes from Joshua Greene’s opinion-piece paper ‘From Neural Is To Moral Ought: What are the moral implications of neuroscientific moral psychology?’ … Continue reading

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Is / Ought / Like / Want / Can

This is the ninth part of the ‘From Neural Is to Moral Ought’ series but can be read as a standalone piece.   38: Towards Ethical Naturalism Ethical Naturalism is the idea that our ethics are derived from nature (i.e. the physical world) … Continue reading

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Moral Equalization

This is the third part of the ‘From Neural Is to Moral Ought’ series of talks. Here, I relate the engineering principle of ‘equalization’ to morality, for reasons which will hopefully become apparent in later parts. 11: Some Good Reason 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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