Trying to understand morality has been a central human preoccupation for as far back as human history extends, and for very good reasons. The core phenomenon is readily observable: we humans judge each other's behaviour as right or wrong, and each other's selves as moral or immoral. If others view you as moral, you will thrive in the bosom of a human group. If, however, others view you as immoral, you are in deep trouble; you may even die young, either at the hands of others, or alone in the bush. These are very good reasons indeed for close attention to morality.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Moral Brain|
|Subtitle of host publication||Essays on the Evolutionary and Neuroscientific Aspects of Morality|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2009|
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