About the speakers

Simon Blackburn (University of Cambridge): On Facts and Values


Christopher Boehm (University of Southern California): Conscience and the Problem of Free-Riders


Patricia Churchland (University of California San Diego): Neuroscience of the Moral Sense


Frans de Waal (Emory University): Primate Building Blocks of Human Moral Psychology


Pier Francesco Ferrari (University of Parma): From Mirror Neurons to Morality


Owen Flanagan (Duke University): Are there Universal Virtues?


Oren Harman (Bar Ilan University): History of the Altruism Debate in Biology


Richard Joyce (Victoria University):
Human Morality: Adaptation or Spandrel


Melanie Killen (University of Maryland): Morality, Intentionality, and Intergroup Relationships



Phillip Kitcher
(Columbia University):
Is a Naturalized Ethics Possible?



Darcia Narvaez  (University of Notre Dame): Is Darwin's "Moral Sense" Epigenetic? The Importance of Early Experience for Moral Functioning


Ara Norenzayan  (University of British Columbia): Pressure From Above: Supernatural Monitoring and Moral Behavior


Telmo Pievani (University of Milano Bicocca) & Giorgio Vallortigara (Università di Trento): Born to Believe: Biological and Philosophical Roots to the Supernatural


Stephen Pope (Boston College): The evolution of morality and the ethics of virtue: Toward a scientifically-informed theological ethics



Jeffrey Schloss (Westmont College): Implications of Differing Evolutionary Accounts of Morality for Metaethics


Jan Verplaetse (Ghent University): Blood and Honor. The Moral Significance of Human Violence



Liane Young (Boston College): When the Mind Matters for Morality



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