[ASC-list] SYDNEY: Wednesday 17th talk on evolution, ethics, yours truly
johna at babel.apana.org.au
Fri Sep 12 13:11:23 UTC 2008
I'll be giving a talk on evolution, ethics and evolutionary psychology at
philorum, a philosophy forum which meets at the Gaelic Club near central - 64
Devonshire Street, at the top of the stairs. 6.15 for 6.30. Patronise the
I've no qualifications apart from my interest and ethusiasm, but I have had
an interest in this for some time.
How does evolution work ? How could it have shaped behaviour ? Perhaps
there were side effects, the so called spandrels.
Then you've sexual selection and sexual dimorphism, and how we compare to
other primates - including the bonobo chimpanzees.
Then you've ethics and moral psychology - how "real" is altruism ? Where do
our ideas of right and wrong come from ? And what can we tell from the fact
that we cooperate ?
All this - and more - on Wednesday.
Lynne-Ann Morse: That's a nice colourful coat, without being loud.
Cindy Evans: That's because it's faded.
John August, convener The Sydney Shove - www.sydneyshove.org
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