Marc Hauser's eminently readable and comprehensive book Moral Minds is revolutionary.
He argues that humans have evolved a universal moral instinct, unconsciously propelling us to deliver judgments of right and wrong independent of gender, education, and religion.
Experience tunes up our moral actions, guiding what we do as opposed to how we deliver our moral verdicts.
For hundreds of years, scholars have argued that moral judgments arise from rational and voluntary deliberations about what ought to be.
The common belief today is that we reach moral decisions by consciously reasoning from principled explanations of what society determines is right or wrong.
This perspective has generated the further belief that our moral psychology is founded entirely on experience and education, developing slowly and subject to considerable variation across cultures.
In his groundbreaking book, Hauser shows that this dominant view is illusory.
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