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Conference - The Evolution of Morality and the Morality of Evolution

Charles Darwin

8-11 July 2011
St Anne's College, Oxford (directions)

In recent decades, new work on kin selection, altruism, and co-operation has reopened the debate on whether and how the theory of evolution explains and justifies moral behaviour. In addition, questions have been raised about the moral status of evolution itself, especially given its past association with what might loosely be termed ‘Social Darwinism’ and the raising of moral issues in anti-evolutionary rhetoric.

This conference will address both these themes: the influence of evolution on morality and morality on evolution.

Confirmed plenary speakers include: Edward J. Larson, Ronald L. Numbers, Stephen J. Pope, Michael Ruse, Naomi Beck and Jeff Schloss. There conference will also include parallel sessions of some fifty short papers.

Click here to view further conference details and to submit a short paper proposal.

All those attending must register below. The price of registration includes lunch and refreshments. Those attending also have the option to book either accommodation (including all other meals) or evening meals without accommodation.

There are discounts available for bookings made before 3 June, including up to 15% for residential accommodation.