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Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality

本帖最後由 liberale 於 2011/5/1 14:00 編輯

Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality
http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9399.html

這書講人類道德的起源:是進化、基因、與大腦,與上帝無關。可download第一課看。看了。出乎意料,本書開頭寫得好像宗教書。

"...For witches, the ordeal was less 'forgiving': if the accused witch drowned she was presumed innocent; if she bobbed to the surface, she was guilty, whereupon she was hauled off to a waiting fire.  ..."

中世紀教會宗教法庭的審判方法好好笑。他們會將涉嫌「女巫」拋落水。浸死的就是清白的。浮面就證明她是有罪的真正「女巫」,這時,已有火在等著她。(我能想象她身上的水被慢慢煲滾)

"...a lot of contemporary moral philosophy, though venerated in academic halls, was completely untethered to the "hard and fast"; that is, it had no strong connection to evolution or to the brain, and hence was in peril of loating on a sea of mere, albeit conident, opinion. And no doubt the medieval clerics were every bit as conident."

她說得對。高談闊論道德哲學,子虛烏有。不如紮實地將我們的知識建基於進化生物學、神經科學、遺傳學、進化、大腦、與基因的真實資料與數據。
我看道德是某些人為了某種原因用來規範另一些人的方法。
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