The Ethical Human [Audio] Oct. 24, 2019

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Speaker(s): Dr Zanna Clay, Dr Simone Schnall, Professor Philip Pettit | Where do our ideas of right and wrong come from? Can the evolutionary processes that produced human beings explain the moral frameworks adopted by human societies? And what can developmental biology tell us about the emergence of ethical behaviour in children? From anthropology to cognitive science, philosophy to evolutionary biology, we shed some light on the complex story of Homo moralis. Zanna Clay is Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Durham University. Simone Schnall is Reader in Experimental Social Psychology, University of Cambridge. Philip Pettit is LS Rockefeller University Professor of …



Speaker(s): Dr Zanna Clay, Dr Simone Schnall, Professor Philip Pettit | Where do our ideas of right and wrong come from? Can the evolutionary processes that produced human beings explain the moral frameworks adopted by human societies? And what can developmental biology tell us about the emergence of ethical behaviour in children? From anthropology to cognitive science, philosophy to evolutionary biology, we shed some light on the complex story of Homo moralis. Zanna Clay is Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Durham University. Simone Schnall is Reader in Experimental Social Psychology, University of Cambridge. Philip Pettit is LS Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values, Princeton University. Clare Moriarty (@quiteclare) is a Fellow at the Forum for Philosophy. Founded in 1996, the Forum for Philosophy (@forumphilosophy) is a non-profit organization that has gained widespread recognition for its work as initiator and sponsor of engaging and thoughtful events that facilitate wider participation in academic philosophy. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEForum This event forms part of the “Shape the World” series, held in the run up to the LSE Festival, a week-long series of events taking place from Monday 2 to Saturday 7 March 2020, free to attend and open to all, exploring how social sciences can make the world a better place. The full programme will be available online from January 2020.