How science can end moral philosophy’s dependence on personal perceptions

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Moral philosophy often makes use of personal perceptions of moral intuitions and durable well-being (or happiness or flourishing) to judge the worth of foundational moral premises such as those underlying Utilitarianism, egoism, and virtue ethics. For John Rawls’ “reflective equilibrium … Continue reading

Ethical implications of understanding social morality as an evolutionary adaptation

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What kind of moral objectivity does science provide and how might understanding morality as an evolutionary adaptation be culturally useful? Over the last 35 years, it has been becoming progressively clearer that social morality, morality dealing with other people and … Continue reading

A conjecture explaining moral philosophy and science’s miscommunications

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For over 2500 years, moral philosophers have focused on normative ideas about what people ought to do. Normative ideas are about whatever (if anything) is actually right or wrong, which may be independent of the values or cultural moral standards … Continue reading