Talk by Stephanie Leary, Indiana University, Bloomington.
Talk by Tristram McPherson, The Ohio State University.
Talk by Sarah McGrath, Princeton University.
Religion and the Scope of the Moral Domain
According to Elliot Turiel, religious affiliation does not influence
the distinction between so-called “moral" and “conventional” norms. By
contrast, according to Jonathan Haidt, religious affiliation results
in a broadened moral domain: As he puts it, “big gods have big
moralities." This talk will present new data undermining both Turiel's
and Haidt’s views
De-Freuding Implicit Attitudes.
Abstract: Psychologists and philosophers treat implicit attitudes as
automatic and unconscious mental states—a view reminiscent of Freud’s
theory of unconscious desires and urges. I present a competing view
about the nature of attitudes, and show that it is better supported by
the empirical evidence.
Why Be Rational?