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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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Trust

This is the fourteenth part of the ‘From Neural Is to Moral Ought’ series. It examines and elaborates on a particular point in Patricia Smith Churchland’s ‘Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality’. 58: The Braintrust Thesis Previously: The idea has been introduced … Continue reading

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Anxiety and Well-Being

(This is the twelfth part of the ‘From Neural Is to Moral Ought’ series.) 52: The Dark Room Recall that Part 4 (‘Rules, Hierarchy and Prediction’) considered the merits of ‘rule utilitarianism’ and ‘act utilitarianism’ and proposed a mixture of the two in … Continue reading

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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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