Religion and the Scope of the Moral Domain

Eduoard Machery

"The Evolution and Social Science (ESS) Seminar Series is co-sponsored by the Philosophy Department and the Benjamin Fund for the Philosophy of Science."

Monday, February 5, 2018 12:00pm
S110 Memorial Union
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ESS talk

Religion and the Scope of the Moral Domain

Abstract:

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