Kyle Stanford: The Difference Between Ice Cream and Nazis: Evolution and the Emergence of Moral Objectivity
4 March 2011, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EST
Kyle Stanford delivered this lecture entitled, “The Difference Between Ice Cream and Nazis: Evolution and the Emergence of Moral Objectivity”, where he examined the evolutionary function of moral projection.
Kyle Stanford has been a Professor in the department of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of California Irvine since 1997. He earned his MA and PhD from the University of California, San Diego in Philosophy (1994), and Philosophy/Science Studies (1997), respectively.
Stanford’s primary research interests are philosophy of biology, philosophy of science, epistemology, and metaphysics and the history of modern philosophy. His research is centrally concerned with ‘what we know and how we know it, especially in science.’ His most recent book is Exheeding Our Grasp: Science, History, and the Problem of Unconceived Alternatives (2006).
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