Tag Archives: Patricia Smith Churchland

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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Mirroring and Mimicry

This is the seventeenth part of the ‘From Neural Is to Moral Ought’ series and follows on: from part XV (‘Empathy’) that touched on Mirror-Touch Synaesthesia, the McGurk effect and the ‘rubber hand illusion’. and part XVI (‘The Learning Pyramid’) that included sensorimotor … 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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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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