Trust in Neurons

This review in American Scientist claims that, despite its subtitle, Patricia Churchland’s book doesn’t tell us much about morality. And in a sense, if the description is true (and I’ll find out soon), then I am inclined to agree since I see a big difference between “morality” and “moral behaviour”.  But I still expect to find  lots of interest in the neuroscience of moral behaviour (trust and cooperation), and I  see that as foundational to a further study of the basis of actual morality itself (which I identify with the distrust and enforcement behaviours that are necessary in a population in order for moral behaviour patterns to survive and prosper).

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