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Thursday 27 October: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

St John's College Old Divinity School, All Saints Passage, CB2 1TP

Most of us agree that we should not steal, lie or set kittens on fire. Are these moral principles an upshot of Darwinian evolution – a biological adaptation like our hands, feet and teeth? Or is morality independent from evolution?

David Enoch and Michael Ruse will debate these questions with each other and with the audience. The debate is moderated by Adrian Currie.

About the speakers:

Adrian Currie is a philosopher of science focusing on the ‘historical sciences’, particularly paleontology. He currently is postdoctoral fellow at CSER in Cambridge, focusing on the relationship between scientific culture and existential risk.

David Enoch teaches philosophy and law at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He works in moral, political, and legal philosophy, and the author of Taking Morality Seriously: A Defense of Robust Metanormative Realism.

Michael Ruse is a philosopher of biology based at Florida State University. He has published, among other things, on the relationship between science and religion, the creation-evolution controversy, and the demarcation problem within science.

Supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council

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