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Fri, May 09

Can We Make Ethics Scientific?

Duke senior Christopher-Marcus Gibson describes his honors thesis:

“As a result of my research I claim that although acculturation and character development play a major role in determining the ethical claims we find persuasive, a rigorous empirical science of ethics could still be an attainable goal for us. If undertaken, such an approach to ethics could go some way toward providing potential methods of resolution for our fiercest moral and political disagreements.”

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