What Makes Us Moral Crossing The Boundaries Of Biology

The Nature and Nurture of Morality: A review of What Makes ...

by nature and nurture in the origin of moral dispositions. Levy’s answer to the question addressed in the book is foreshadowed in the subtitle—“crossing the boundaries of biology”—and stated clearly in the conclusion: “Evolution gave us the preconditions of morality, but it is only as a result of the cultural elaboration of this

Curriculum Vitae Richard Joyce Victoria University of ...

Moral Theory.” Philosophical Books 48 (2006). “Review of Neil Levy’s What Makes Us Moral: Crossing the Boundaries of Biology.” Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics 7 (2006). “Why humans judge things to be good: Review of Robert A. Hinde’s Why Good is Good.” Biology and Philosophy 19 (2004).

Is There Anything Unique in the Ethics of Synthetic Biology?

about the moral standing of future,potential human beings,there is no argument about the moral standing of small organisms such as bacteria.They simply do not have such a standing.Their value is completely instrumental:they can either ben-efit us or harm us (or have no effect on us either way). So what is the ethical problem in synthetic biology?

Are There Answers?

this is a suf” cient reason to prohibit any crossing of species boundaries involving human beings.” ... the relevant discussions in biology represents an important ... us in an intolerable ...

Connection, Disconnection, Reconnection: The Radical ...

biology, geology, and chemistry created the conditions for the rise of civilization in ... rather than for us, given the planetary boundaries are—unsurprisingly—deeply ... Just as our human activity is crossing the planetary boundaries, it is also bumping up against the “boundaries of exclusion.” ...


DEVELOPPING HUMANS Human Development can be studied in several ways and it has been so for many decades. Demography, Geography, Anthropology, Biology, History, Sociology, Psychology – all of them have built broad perspectives on it. Each Scientific Discipline can contribute in a rather unique way both taking the view of phylogeny or ontology.


the moral and epistemological value of art. According to Aristotle, tragedy is not only concerned with universal truth, but its cathartic effect makes better citizens.Since antiquity,the dispute between art and ethics has assumed at least two principal forms: art is either regarded as subservient to ethical, religious,

What are Academic Disciplines? NCRM

What Are Academic Disciplines? 4 Introduction Interdisciplinarity has become a buzzword in scientific debates and it has been identified by many research funding organisations in Europe and the United States as the desirable direction towards which the social sciences should develop themselves, both in terms of teaching and research.

Executive Summary Bioethics Research Library

boundaries, subject to what oversight and regula-tion, and with what sanctions for misconduct or abuse. If we are to have wise public policy regard-ing these scientifically and medically promising but morally challenging activities, we need careful study and sustained public moral discourse on this general subject, and not only on specific narrowly

CH09.qxd 11/3/07 5:15 AM Page 305 About Moral Issues ...

the public nature of the moral life: we strive to become morally enlightened people, but we do so within the social context of cultural customs. ethical, moralof or concerned with the judgment of the goodness or badness of human action and character Ethical and moral are essentially equivalent terms that can be used interchange-