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Evolution & Moral Epistemology Conference

Insights from evolutionary theory, as well as recent empirical findings in fields such as moral psychology and anthropology, have raised several questions of interest to moral philosophers. Does evolutionary theory affect the plausibility of different metaethical doctrines, such as robust realism, Humean constructivism, or skepticism? Do so-called Evolutionary Debunking Arguments (EDAs) provide a genuine and … Continue reading Evolution & Moral Epistemology Conference

Symposium “The Descent of Moral Sentiment”

“The Descent of Moral Sentiment”  An interdisciplinary symposium on the ontogeny and evolution of human morality February 13-15, 2017, Utrecht University, The Netherlands *** limited spaces available – registration deadline December 23 *** Theme How did we come to be moral? It is beyond doubt that the capacity for morality is a product of evolution that develops robustly … Continue reading Symposium “The Descent of Moral Sentiment”

Symposium “Universal Moral Values”

Universal Moral Values Empirical Perspectives on Moral Objectivity   March 20, 2015, 9.30 – 17.30h Utrecht University, The Netherlands   During a one-day symposium, the objectivity and universality of moral values will be examined from the angles of anthropology, psychology and ethics. The aim of the symposium is to foster empirical understanding of the universal … Continue reading Symposium “Universal Moral Values”

Symposium “Evolutionary Debunking Arguments in Ethics”

Evolutionary Debunking Arguments in Ethics Normative, Metaethical, and Empirical Aspects November 28, 2014, 9.30h – 17.30h Utrecht University, The Netherlands                                 With talks by: Peter Königs (Tübingen University) From Moral Error Theory to Practical Error Theory Hanno Sauer (Tilburg University) The Weakest Link: Can … Continue reading Symposium “Evolutionary Debunking Arguments in Ethics”