Saturday, January 28, 2012

Brain Science Podcast - Patricia Churchland on Neuroscience and Morality (BSP 81)

Patricia Churchland is the guest on the new episode of the Brain Science Podcast. Churchland's most recent work has been on the neuroscience of morality, Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality. An interesting part of the discussion is comparing Churchland's view to that of Sam Harris, (The Moral Landscape).

Patricia Churchland on Neuroscience and Morality (BSP 81)

 

Patricia Churchland (photo by Nines Minquez)

BSP 81 marks the return of philosopher Patricia Churchland, who I first interviewed back in Episode 55. Our recent conversation focuses on her latest book, Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality. We discuss the historical background and contrast Churchland's approach to that of Sam Harris in The Moral Landscape. Then Professor Churchland discusses how recent discoveries in neuroscience are shedding light on the evolutionary origins of morality.

It's a fascinating conversation that you won't want to miss.

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