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"Everything has a moral, if only you can find it" - L.C.
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Book in Progress » A History of Moral Thought [Part 17]: Science, Nihilism & Morality

Book in Progress » A History of Moral Thought [Part 17]: Science, Nihilism & Morality | Moral Development | Scoop.it

"I am currently writing a book: a history of moral thought, to be published by Atlantic in 2012. (I am pretty sure of the title, but until it is fixed, it will just remain ‘the book’). The aim of the book is to explore the development of moral thought within its social and historical context and to address the question: Why is it that we live in an age in which we are increasingly drawn to view issues in moral terms and yet possess such an impoverished moral vocabulary? I thought it might be useful from time to time to post in Pandaemonium small sections from the book, and to open it up for discussion, debate and criticism. So here are bits of a book in progress."

 

-Kenan Malik

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Perspectives » Science Channel: Can We Eliminate Evil?

Perspectives » Science Channel: Can We Eliminate Evil? | Moral Development | Scoop.it

"From the dawn of recorded history to the present day, humankind has struggled with its darker nature. Today, researchers around the world are uncovering the hidden forces that inflame our inner demons...looking for ways to isolate and neutralize the source of evil in the brain.


In Amsterdam, neuroscientist Christian Keysers tests empathy by torturing his lab assistants, who willingly allow it in the name of science. At Yale, psychologist Karen Wynn and a pack of adorable babies prove that, from birth, most of us have a built-in sense of morality."


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