Monday, February 27, 2012

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

Dr. Ginger Campbell, your host of the Brain Science Podcast, has a cool discussion with philosopher Patricia Churchland on the topics of neuroscience and morality. They discuss Churchland's new book, Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality.

Patricia Churchland on Neuroscience and Morality (BSP 81)

Ginger Campbell, MD

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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