Phil/Psych 447

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Seminar in Cognitive Science

Week 9: Ethical brains

Discussion Questions

  1. What are moral intuitions? Can they be trusted?
  2. What are the sources of agreement and disagreement on ethical issues?
  3. Do mirror neurons help us to understand empathy?
  4. Why should people be moral?
  5. What ethical theory (relativism, consequentialism, etc.) is most compatible with neuroscience?
  6. Do needs provide the basis for a theory of human rights?
  7. Is right and wrong objective?
  8. If decisions are brain processes, can people be held responsible for them?

Ethics in action and explanation

Phil/Psych 447

Computational Epistemology Laboratory.

Paul Thagard

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