Jonathon Haidt’s New Book “The Righteous Mind” and Why We Ought to Talk to the Elephant

Gallery

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Imagine an emotional, highly willful elephant (representing our biology based moral intuitions, or, as David Hume might have called them, our moral passions) with a much less powerful rider, the rational part of human consciousness. This is Jonathon Haidt’s key … Continue reading

An Evolutionary Confirmation of Moral Realism

Gallery

This gallery contains 1 photo.

I found Justin Clarke-Doane’s recent paper “Morality and Mathematics: The Evolutionary Challenge” in the journal Ethics refreshing in the way it argued that “Evolutionary Challenge” arguments against moral realism follow the same logic as arguments against mathematical realism. (In brief, “Evolutionary Challenge” … Continue reading