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Darwinian idiocy on ethics

January 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Evolution and Ethics at Oxford: From Charles Darwin to C. S. Lewis
Hume was not a Darwinist, so it is unfair to lump him together with Darwin, and the reductionist pseudo-ethics that gets produced by natural selection theory.
The endless slanders against Kant’s simple gesture of separating causality and freedom in theories of ethics is forever a stumbling block to Darwinian idiocy.

A growing number of leading philosophers are adopting a Humean/Darwinian moral psychology supported by recent research in evolutionary science, neuroscience, anthropology, and animal behavior. But one can still see the powerful influence of a Kantian transcendentalism in moral philosophy that regards morality as an autonomous realm of pure reason totally separated from the empirical realm of nature as studied by natural science.

Tags: ethics · Evolution

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 nemo // Jan 26, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    I think my case is sound, the charge of ‘idiot’ being icing on the cake.

  • 2 nemo // Jan 26, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    I am sorry for the ad hominem, but in the end it is the Darwinians who are the loudmouths, sidelining criticism with verbal abuse.

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