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Philosophy Colloquium presents Professor Neil Sinhababu

Date:
Thursday, October 27th 2016
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Cost:
Free

Event Description

I present a strategy by which moral knowledge can be derived from nonmoral knowledge, using insights from reliabilist epistemology. The strategy begins by discovering which cognitive processes generate which moral and nonmoral beliefs. We can then assess the reliability of these cognitive processes for moral belief formation by considering to what extent they produce true belief on nonmoral issues, and by checking whether they produce contradictory moral beliefs in different people. By retaining reliably caused beliefs and abandoning unreliably caused ones, we can move closer to moral truth. No normative ethical assumptions are required.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.

Venue

Stevenson Hall
300 S. School Street
Normal, IL
Room:
311

Organizer

Department of Philosophy
Phone:
(309) 438-7665
Email:
cjschei@ilstu.edu
Website:
http://philosophy.illinoisstate.edu/