How the Mind Works. How the Mind Works. (1997). Steven Pinker. W.W. Norton. Human Nature. A denial of human nature, no less than an emphasis on it, can be warped to serve harmful ends. Both l iberal (unfair leveling) and conservative (utilitarianism, elitism) Some basic assumptions:
How the Mind Works. (1997). Steven Pinker. W.W. Norton
Thinking differently or being different does not mean that we can discriminate against people on the basis of their race, gender, or ethnicity, which would be morally wrong.
A richly structured mind allows for complicated negotiations inside the head.
Can we blame bad behavior on our genes or chemistry or family upbringing or society?
In 1993 scientists identified a gene associated with uncontrollable violent outbursts.
Free will is an idealization of human beings that makes the ethics game playable.