Something radically new is in the air: new ways of understanding physical systems, new ways of thinking about thinking that call into question many of our basic assumptions. A realistic biology of the mind, advances in evolutionary biology, physics, information technology, genetics, neurobiology, psychology, engineering, the chemistry of materials: all are questions of critical importance with respect to what it means to be human. For the first time, we have the tools and the will to undertake the scientific study of human nature. — Edge.org
In late July, Edge organised a conference on the science of morality, gathering together a number of scientists, philosophers, psychologists, to talk about the new ways that we’re studying human morality, and the questions we face in this difficult but important discipline.