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"Purpose" in science and morality | Daniel Kaufman & Massimo Pigliucci [Sophia]

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Published on Jun 6, 2017

01:13 “Purpose” in science and morality
14:06 What Aristotle thought about purpose in nature
21:18 Why asking “what is it for?” makes sense in biology but not other sciences
31:29 Does form dictate function?
42:09 Is there a “law” of morality?
58:01 The paths to human flourishing
70:15 Why a “scientific” approach to ethics à la Sam Harris doesn’t work

Daniel Kaufman (Missouri State University, The Electric Agora) and Massimo Pigliucci (CUNY Graduate Center, Plato's Footnote, How To Be a Stoic)

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Recorded on May 26, 2017

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