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Stephen Stich: The Evolution of Morality?


This lecture was hosted by the Murphy Institute at Tulane University on Friday, April 4, 2014.

About the Speaker:

Stephen Stich is Board of Governors Professor at Rutgers University. His research interests are in the philosophy of the mind, cognitive science, epistemology, and moral psychology. In recent years he has been involved in projects that explore the extent to which philosophically important intuitions vary from one culture to another. His most recent books include Mindreading (with Shaun Nichols, Oxford University Press, 2012) Mind and Language (Oxford University Press, 2011), and Knowledge, Rationality and Morality (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Professor Stich was the first recipient of the APA’s Gittler Award for Outstanding Scholarly Contribution in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences and was also the recipient of the Jean Nicod Prize. Since 2005, he has been an Honorary Professor at the University of Sheffield, as well as a core member of the AHRC Culture and the Mind Project. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University.

[Video and text source: The Murphy Institute YouTube channel]