Knowledge & Moral Motivation: Getting Closer By Chris Cuomo Posted on March 11, 2021 #Philosophy#Research What should our work be, here and now, as producers of knowledge? Can intellectual or academic conversations really help us figure out how to make a better world, how to be better people? Can ethics? Political theory? Can science? What does it mean to engage in the activity of knowledge production with integrity? And can philosophy itself help us answer these questions? Most traditional philosophical views assume the relationship between knowledge and responsibility to be straightforward. When we know of a clear causal connection between our choices and harm to others, there is a direct, self-evident duty to alleviate that harm and to refrain from causing further harm. Utilitarians, deontologists, and virtue theorists agree: rationality demands that, if we want to do the right thing, and there is not much of significance competing for our attention, the right action will be obvious and attractive. In the ideal case, when we want to do the right thing, facts alone provide moral motivation. When facts show that something we value is harmed, and that our actions are contributing to that harm, knowledge is supposedly sufficient to motivate us to act so as to stop causing harm, to do the right thing. This is Member-Only Content To access all member-only content, choose a subscription plan. Learn more Read more like this #Philosophy #Psychology #Research Positive Neuroplasticity: The Neuroscience of Minduflness The function of the nervous system is to process information, and the brain is constantly changing – both functionally and structurally – due to the information coursing through it. By Rick Hanson #Philosophy #Yoga Yoga Apologia My forthcoming considerations may be seen as situated in a tradition of apologetics, if we understand something different by that word. By Jacob Kyle #MindBody Studies #Research #Social Justice Queering / Querying the Body: Sensation and Curiosity in Disrupting Body Norms Queering/querying the body provides a means for disrupting social norms of the body; not by expanding the repertoire of socially acceptable bodily expressions, but by working to disable the act of body norming itself. By Rae Johnson #Psychology #Research Healing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with Kundalini Yoga and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy PTSD is a body/mind illness diagnosed in military and civilian populations worldwide. By Julie K. Staples Ph.D.