Tag: morality

Blog Posts (3)

January 14, 2008

Steven Pinker on "The Moral Instinct"

Yesterday’s NYT Mag included an article by Steven Pinker about the science of morality:

… Illusions are a favorite tool of perception scientists for exposing the workings of the five senses, and of philosophers for shaking people out of the nave belief that our minds give us a transparent window onto the world (since if our eyes can be fooled by an illusion, why should we trust them at other times?).

September 21, 2007

Evolution and morality, continued

Olivia Judson, an evolutionary biologist and science writer, has a piece in The Atlantic this month about evolution and altruism.…

September 18, 2007

Evolution and morality

Today’s Science Times includes an interesting article about Jonathan Haidt, a psychologist who studies morality. He hypothesizes that our brains have evolved two levels of morality:


News (1)

June 24, 2013 1:15 pm

Morality study finds conservatives show a ‘general insensitivity to consequences’

When it comes to topics like abortion or assisted suicide, there seems to be no common ground between conservatives and liberals.