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November 22nd, 2011

The Evolution of Morality

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

November 22nd, 2011

The Evolution of Morality

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Jason McKenzie Alexander/ Keith Jensen/ Andrew Pinsent/ Kristina Musholt

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Tuesday 22 November 2011, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, LSE

Jason McKenzie Alexander, Reader in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE

Keith Jensen, Lecturer in Comparative and Developmental Psychology, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London

Andrew Pinsent, Research Director, Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, University of Oxford

Chair: Kristina Musholt, LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Deputy Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

Humans can act morally, even though they do not always do so. But what generates this moral capability? How much is it part of our basic biology, appearing in other animals and during our early development? How is it socialised? Is it reasoned, emotional, or does it derive from some other source entirely?

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Forum for Philosophy is a non-profit organization promoting philosophy. We host events, produce podcasts, and publish an essay series to showcase the work of contemporary academic philosophers from all philosophical traditions, often in conversation with each other and with academics from other disciplines. In all of our activities, we promote thought-provoking discussion of science, art, and politics from a philosophical perspective.

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