Revered by some as an astute thinker and a pragmatic visionary, Niccolò Machiavelli is reviled by others for writing a manual for unscrupulous leaders everywhere, teaching them to do whatever it takes to defeat their enemies and stay in power, no matter how cruel or ruthless their actions might be.
September 14 : Babies and the Birth of Morality
Doing the right thing is often an extremely difficult task. Yet psychological research indicates...
September 7 : Neuroscience and the Law
Recent advances in neuroscience have revealed that certain neurological disorders, like a...
August 31 : Is Intuition a Guide to Truth?
Turns out that Galileo was right and Aristotle was wrong: in a vacuum, a feather and a bowling ball...
You might be skeptical that newborns, of all people, have something to teach us about the nature of morality. It’s not like newborns face a lot of deep moral dilemmas -- “Should I laugh at the big guy making the silly faces at me or should I cry?”