In this lecture, I will present and review developments in moral psychology over the last two decades. https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-right-stuff-how-do-we-make-moral-choices
Specifically, I will explore the neuroscience of moral decision-making, and the implications of this research for ethical issues such as moral responsibility. I will particularly focus on the capacity to make unwise decisions that are unpopular with others; and the question of whether values can be taken out of the research into moral choice-making. I will conclude by asking further questions about the implications of this work for training in medical ethics.
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-right-stuff-how-do-we-make-moral-choices
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