How do we make moral choices?
Moral reasoning is arguably an essential feature of what it is to be human; but philosophically, the domain of moral reasoning is known to be both complex and complicated. In this talk, Dr Gwen Adshead will discuss some of the traditions of thought involved in moral reasoning and explore some more recent debates from the point of view of moral psychology. She will discuss whether neuro-imaging studies are helpful to us when thinking about moral reasoning; and the role of values and values based reasoning. The talk will conclude with some comment about what this material means for professionals like medicine where moral reasoning is crucial to human encounters.
This is a University of Winchester Foundation lecture.
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