Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Response to Louise Antony

Sept 26, 2023

As  Justin Weinberg summarizes, "Last month, NDPR published an especially critical and widely circulated review by Louise Antony (UMass) of a new book (A Better Ape: The Evolution of the Moral Mind and How it Made us Human) in moral philosophy and now the book's authors, Victor Kumar (Boston) and Richmond Campbell (Dalhousie), have published a response." The book, of course, is not openly accessible, but both the review and especially the response are well worth reading. I wouldn't agree with everything Kumar and Campbell argue, but I do agree with this: "Our book is about one central and recurring idea: that morality evolves with knowledge and social structure." 

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