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Science and ethics (part 4): a tool to overcome conflict or just another utopia?

If science can provide a trustworthy look into ethics, one could reasonably hope that it will provide new tools to prevent and resolve conflict. In fact, it is not hard to find scientist that are eagerly exploring this possibility. In

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Posted in Ethics, Evolutionary Psychology, Philosophy, Psychology, Science

Science and ethics (part 3): understanding the biological origin of human morality

Something extraordinary is happening, a cultural revolution is unfolding in front of us, and is mostly going unnoticed. Evolutionary biology, ethology and psychology are all converging to the same conclusion: our moral inclinations have clear and definable biological origins, the

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Posted in Ethics, Evolutionary Psychology, Philosophy, Psychology, Science

Hard, Liquid and Volatile Science: why the distinction isn’t trivial.

In the previous post I laid down a rather lengthy definition of how scientific efforts are organised and what they always (should) have in common. I may now use my descriptions to see how they relate to different intellectual efforts:

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Posted in Evolution, Philosophy, Premises, Science

Normal Science versus Scientific Attitude: the unscientific side of main-stream research.

I will start with a short of recap, an attempt to keep my discourse organised and relatively linear. So far, I’ve expressed my aim of trying to make sense of (my own) life by exploiting the explanatory power of the

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Posted in Philosophy, Premises, Psychology, Science, Stupidity

So after all, I do know something! (Just another story – Part 3)

This is the last post in a series that tires to give a decent account of scientific epistemology (see also Part 1 and Part 2). I say decent, because the mainstream scientific epistemologies that I have encountered so far seem

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Posted in New Atheism, Philosophy, Premises, Science

Language, narratives and their cognitive role (Just another story – Part 2)

This is the second post of a series about the contrast between language, subjective and objective knowledge and how one does not need postulate the existence of absolute factual truths in order to recognise the epistemological value of science (see

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Posted in Philosophy, Premises, Science
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