Tag Archives: Mark Johnson

Caring

(This is the eleventh part of the ‘From Neural Is to Moral Ought’ series.) 47: The Missing Component From what has been said previously: Morality is about balancing the wants of oneself with the wants of others. To do that: 1: We need … 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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Morality For Humans

Following on from the previous post which looked at Kate Douglas’s 26 May 2014 New Scientist Article on Mark Johnson’s book ‘Morality for Humans’, here I quote from the introductory chapter (‘Moral Problem Solving as an Empirical Inquiry’) of Johnson’s book (parts are available … Continue reading

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Moral Fundamentalism is a Scientific Sin

Kate Douglas’s 26 May 2014 New Scientist Article ‘How moral fundamentalism becomes a scientific sin’ is a review of Mark Johnson’s ‘Morality for Humans’ book (parts available on-line via Google Books). The article is reproduced here with some highlights (in bold) and comments from me. … Continue reading

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Consequentialism for Idiots

(This is fifth part of the ‘From Neural Is to Moral Ought’ series of talks.) 20: Deontology for Idiots As previously stated, ‘normative ethics’ is that sub-division of ethics that asks what is the right (and wrong) way for people to act … Continue reading

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