Tag: morality

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October 12, 2016

Weighty Choices: Ethical Challenges of Addressing Eating Disorders

STUDENT VOICES | CHYNN PRIZE FIRST-PLACE WINNER  By: Geena Roth In certain situations, the moral or ethical decision is obvious, but more often than not, there are a number of complicating factors.  Almost all decisions we make will affect more than … Continue reading
September 30, 2016

Ethics & Society Newsfeed: September 30, 2016

Technology and Ethics Tech Giants Team Up To Tackle The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence The Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society, consisting of Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and IBM (with Apple in talks to join), weighs in on the … Continue reading
January 14, 2008

Steven Pinker on "The Moral Instinct"

Yesterday’s NYT Mag included an article by Steven Pinker about the science of morality:

… Illusions are a favorite tool of perception scientists for exposing the workings of the five senses, and of philosophers for shaking people out of the nave belief that our minds give us a transparent window onto the world (since if our eyes can be fooled by an illusion, why should we trust them at other times?).

September 21, 2007

Evolution and morality, continued

Olivia Judson, an evolutionary biologist and science writer, has a piece in The Atlantic this month about evolution and altruism.…

September 18, 2007

Evolution and morality

Today’s Science Times includes an interesting article about Jonathan Haidt, a psychologist who studies morality. He hypothesizes that our brains have evolved two levels of morality:


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June 24, 2013 1:15 pm

Morality study finds conservatives show a ‘general insensitivity to consequences’

When it comes to topics like abortion or assisted suicide, there seems to be no common ground between conservatives and liberals.