Santa Fe Institute: On Moral Progress – Is the Human Conscience Led by the Head or the Heart?

See on Scoop.itNeurovium: Neuroscience at the intersection of Philosophy, Logic, Biology & Physics

Nima Dehghani‘s insight:

"Is the human conscience led by the head or the heart? Is the moral progress we have enjoyed – religious freedom, the abolition of slavery, anti-war movements, civil, women’s, and gay rights – a gift of empathy and emotion, or of reason and logic? Psychologist and author Steven Pinker and philosopher and novelist Rebecca Newberger Goldstein survey the history of moral progress in human society, a history, they say, suggesting that reason and logic have had a surprisingly powerful role in shaping the human condition."

See on www.santafe.edu

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