Final AN

In The New York Times editorial by David Brooks entitled "The Moral Naturalists" (July 22, 2010), what does Brooks see as the theoretical shortcoming of those scientists who are looking to measure human morality in an empirical fashion? Do you think most informed Americans would agree with these scientists' general theoretical emphasis? Provide examples from any of your reading, your conversations with other Americans or your experience to support your evaluation of the author's assertion.

"Religious Naturalism" Wikipedia entry

"Morality without Religion" by Marc Hauser and Peter Singer

"The Wisdom of Moral Principles" (lecture by Joshua Greene, Assistant Professor, Harvard [Defining Wisdom Project, Uni. of Chicago] (video)

"The Moral Sense Test (developed by Marc Hauser's lab)"

Finals (and all other work) should be e-mailed to me by Sunday August 1, 2010 at 6:00 PM PST