Conference: The Normative Significance of Cognitive Science

Registration is now open for our forthcoming conference at St Hugh's College, University of Oxford, 17-18 July


Hosted by the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics, Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford University.

This event is part of the ‘Intuition and Emotion in Moral Decision-Making: Empirical Research and Normative Implications’ project, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation.

What is the relationship between normative ethics and scientific research on moral judgment and decision-making? What potential is there for drawing ethical implications from such empirical investigations? While questions in this area have received considerable attention lately, the discussion so far has been largely dominated by two opposing scepticisms: scepticism about the relevance of empirical research to ethics, and scepticism about the value of ‘traditional’ moral theory. This workshop aims to go beyond such outright scepticism by investigating different ways in which empirical research might impact on normative ethics. The focus will be on philosophical reflection, whether critical or constructive, rather than on simply showcasing the latest scientific research.

Further information, including how to register, are available on the conference webpage here:

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