Thursday, October 16, 2003

Morals, Reason and Evolution

Steven Pinker (from The Blank Slate)

"People have gut feelings that give them emphatic moral convictions, and they struggle to rationalize them after the fact. These convictions may have little to do with moral judgements that one could justify to others in terms of their effects on happiness or suffering. They arise instead from the neurobiological and evolutionary design of the organs we call moral emotions."

Check out your moral instincts by playing Taboo

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