Colloquium Lecture: Sinan Dogramaci (UT-Austin)


Friday, November 13, 2020, 3:00pm to 4:30pm


Zoom Webinar

This talk follows the read-ahead model; the format consists of a brief 20 minute lecture followed by a 60 minute Q&A session. All attendees must register in advance to gain entry. Registered attendees will receive a copy of Prof. Dogramaci’s paper via email several days prior to the event.

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It can easily look like evolution is in a better position to explain the reliability of our perceptual beliefs than the reliability of our moral beliefs. I take a closer look at the issue and argue there’s no reason – no reason which armchair philosophers could uncover – to think evolution can better explain perceptual reliability than moral reliability. And I also offer a diagnosis of why it seemed otherwise. The diagnosis concerns our need to use the truth predicate as a generalizing logical device in the perceptual case.