The Moral Brain (MIT Press)

MIT Press has just published what appears to be an excellent volume entitled The Moral Brain: A Multidisciplinary Perspective (edited by Jean Decety and Thalia Wheatley). Given the topics covered
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MIT Press has just published what appears to be an excellent volume entitled The Moral Brain: A Multidisciplinary Perspective (edited by Jean Decety and Thalia Wheatley). Given the topics covered (and the all star cast of contributors), the volume ought to be on the reading list of the people who visit this blog! Here is the official description:  Over the past decade, an explosion of empirical research in a variety of fields has allowed us to understand human moral sensibility as a sophisticated integration of cognitive, emotional, and motivational mechanisms shaped through evolution, development, and culture. Evolutionary biologists have shown that moral cognition evolved to aid cooperation; developmental psychologists have demonstrated that the elements that underpin morality are in place much earlier than we thought; and social neuroscientists have begun to map brain circuits implicated in moral decision making. This volume offers an overview of current research on the moral. . .

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News source: Experimental Philosophy

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