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Author Roger V. Moseley: “Morality: A Natural History”

Tuesday, December 3, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What is morality and what is the source of our moral ideas? This book presents a multi-disciplinary discussion of the topic, revealing a common thread among seemingly diverse fields of study. Moseley posits that morality is rooted in evolutionary forces that optimize human welfare;,and given that no species lasts forever, it is at our peril that we neglect our evolved moral values of cooperation, altruism, truthfulness and empathy.

 

About the author:

Moseley attended Princeton University, where he received an A.B. with Highest Honors in chemistry. He then received an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. Following military service as a surgeon in Vietnam, Moseley became Chief of General Surgery at the Medical Center of Princeton. Moseley is the author of many articles in surgical and scientific literature and served as a physician to high-altitude climbing expeditions on four continents. Now retired from surgical practice and mountaineering, Moseley continues to serve on the Medical Ethics Committee of the Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center.

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Tuesday, December 3
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Community Room – First Floor
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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What is morality and what is the source of our moral ideas? In this book, Dr. Roger Moseley presents a multi-disciplinary discussion of the topic, revealing a common thread among seemingly diverse fields of study. Moseley posits that morality is rooted in evolutionary forces that optimize human welfare; and given that no species lasts forever, it is at our peril that we neglect our evolved moral values of cooperation, altruism, truthfulness, and empathy.
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