webinar with professor fiery cushman, "the paradox of moral value"

Thursday, December 9th 2021 @ 9:00 pm

Webinar with Professor Fiery Cushman, "The Paradox of Moral Value"

Date: December 9th, 2021 (Thursday)
Time: 9:00 pm
Event Fee:

Please click "Register Now" below to register for the webinar. If you have any questions for Professor Cushman, please feel free to email them in advance to Cindy at events@harvardhk.org.


Event Description:

For two decades neuroscientists have been studying how the brain makes moral decisions—for instance, whether to lie, cheat or steal.  For the most part, the answer has been: The same way it makes ordinary decisions, like whether to eat a steak or a salad.  But something doesn’t seem right about this.  It certainly feels like morality constrains us in a way that is different from, and more powerful than, or ordinary preferences.  Our laboratory has been working to solve this paradox of moral value.

Fiery Cushman in a professor of psychology and director of the Moral Psychology Research Laboratory at Harvard University. He studies how people make decisions, with a special emphasis on moral decisions.  His work has addressed the structure and function of punishment, the aversion to performing harmful actions, and how candidate actions spontaneously come to mind for consideration.  He received is BA and PhD from Harvard and taught for several years at Brown University prior to joining the faculty at Harvard.



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Sign Up Date

(Lifetime/Patron) : Wednesday, December 1st 2021

(Annual/Biennial/Complimentary Student Member) : Wednesday, December 1st 2021

(Prospect/Guest) : Wednesday, December 1st 2021

Sign Up Deadline

Wednesday, December 8th 2021

Time & Location

9:00 pm


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