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The relation between the neurobiology of morality and religion

Patricia Smith Churchland with Commentator Julian Savulescu

May 17, 2010
Patricia Churchland, Julian Savulescu


Patricia Smith Churchland is UC President’s Professor of Philosophy at UC San Diego, focuses on neuroethics and attempts to understand choice, responsibly and the basis of moral norms in terms of brain function, evolution and brain-culture interactions. Her books include Brain-Wise; Neurophilosophy: Toward a Unified Science of the Mind-Brain; and On the Contrary, with husband Paul M. Churchland.

Julian Savulescu is the Uehiro Chair and the Director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. His areas of research include the ethics of genetics, especially predictive genetic testing, pre implantation genetic diagnosis, prenatal testing, behavioral genetics, genetic enhancement and gene therapy including embry research including embryonic stem cell research.


Books by Patricia Churchland:

Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality Brain-Wise: Studies in Neurophilosophy Neurophilosophy: Toward a Unified Science of the Mind-Brain