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This is what your brain looks like on moral problems

Joshua Green is a philosopher by training, but his work has lead him further and further into psychology and neuroscience. The reason is that he thinks understanding how our brains process moral problems will help us understand the nature of those problems, and how best to resolve disagreements amongst ourselves about them. The specific kind of disagreement Green is focused on now is what he calls the “tragedy of common-sense morality.” Watch the above video to see what he means by that. Click “Know More” to read a skeptical take on Green’s work from philosopher Thomas Nagel.

Dylan Matthews | November 12, 2013 at 6:33 pm
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