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Moral Psychology on Blogging Heads

You can see Josh Knobe, of Experimental Philosophy fame, and Paul Bloom, who doesn’t have a blog but has one of them professorship things up at some podunk little school in New Haven, CT, talking about research in moral psychology here.

New Cognitive Science Books

Over the next few months, several cognitive science books will be coming out that look really interesting. I thought I’d list a few of them, in case you’re interested in checking them out once they’re published. The Prehistory of Cognitive Science – Andrew Brook, Editor Description Featuring contributions from leading figures such as Noam Chomsky,…

Reviews of Moral Minds

Via Will Wilkerson, I learned of Richard Rorty’s very good review of Marc Hauser’s Moral Minds. He’s very critical both of Hauser’s moral nativism and of Hauser’s more optimistic claims about the study of moral psychology. John McKhail, who is a moral nativist, and has done some interesting work on the topic (which I’ve cited…

Encephalon

The first edition of the new neuroscience carnival Encephalon is now up at The Neurophilosopher’s Blog, here. There are several good posts, and I actually learned a bit from some of them. I have to admit, though, that I’m particularly partial to this post from BrainTechSci. A sample: It is hard not to notice the…

Over at Gene Expression, “Darth Quixote’s” (George Menard’s rewriting of Cervantes? That’s a bad joke, isn’t it?) 10-question interview with Steven Pinker was posted today. You can read it here. The questions are pretty good, for the most part, and Pinker’s answers are interesting. I agree with Pinker on the issue of politics getting in…