Evolutionary psychology was developed from Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection in 1859. It suggests that many of our psychological traits can have an evolutionary explanation, such as the need for food and sex, intelligence, and cheater detection mechanisms.

The question then arises: how deeply have evolutionary influences shaped our mind? Is human capacity for morality — our ability to form judgments about how people should behave and to follow those judgments — also a product of evolution, by enhancing social cohesion in the evolution history? What’s more, is the content of our moral judgments and behaviors shaped by evolutionary influences?

In this event, several arguments from evolutionary theories and objections to them will be presented. Join us for a friendly and engaging discussion!

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