Mark Johnson, 'A Morality Fit for Humans' - April 18
Thursday, April 18
Mark Johnson, “A Morality Fit for Humans: Moral Understanding from Perspective of Cognitive Science”
Isabella Cannon Room, 7:30 p.m.
The Ferris E. Reynolds Lecture in Philosophy
Johnson presents research on human mind, thought and values that reveals why Moral Fundamentalism – the belief in absolute moral principles and values – is both cognitively unsound and also immoral. He offers a scientifically responsible alternative account of moral cognition, as a process of imaginative moral deliberation, showing how it provides a model for our engagement with some of the actual moral problems we face.