Monday, August 4, 2008

The Moral Instinct: What Makes Us Want to be Good?

The moral sense is as vulnerable to illusions as the other senses. It is apt to confuse morality per se with purity, status and conformity, reframing practical problems as moral crusades. The science of the moral sense can advance it, by allowing us to see through the illusions that evolution and culture have saddled us with.

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