CPS Lunch Forum: Olav Gjelsvik

Olav Gjelsvik (IFIKK, UiO) presents "On evolutionary theory, morality, and rationalism"

To receive the zoom-link, send an e-mail to gry.oftedal(at)ifikk.uio.no

This talk addresses some aspects of the relationship between evolutionary theory and moral (and related) knowledge. 

I shall basically maintain that there is no real opposition between evolutionary theory and moral knowledge, and show that some recent arguments (especially by S. Street) in support of the opposite view are not successful, as they generalize to several unwanted cases. The paper it builds from also has a positive part, and this points to a type of epistemological rationalism regarding abstract truths, an approach that is quite compatible with Darwinism.


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Published Mar. 7, 2021 9:34 PM - Last modified Apr. 16, 2021 5:25 PM