Saturday, August 2, 2008

Moral Philosophy

One of my newly favorite bloggers, Will Wilkinson, has a recent Bloggingheads podcast out where he discusses the relativity of our moral systems with author Jesse Prinz. Prinz is a professor of philosophy at UNC Chapel Hill and in his recent book, The Emotional Construction of Morals, he argues that what we consider moral and immoral are essentially reflections of our emotional attitudes towards those things or actions. This discussion is fascinating and I doubt I can convey how much so by attempting to reduce Prinz's conclusions into a few short paragraphs. Arnold Kling at EconLog says that "You could easily spend four years at an Ivy League college and not have a class as interesting as this one."

Check it out HERE.

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