Morals and Manners
In the latest Boston Review
, Rebecca Saxe has a fun essay
on recent experiments that try (and struggle) to pinpoint "moral reasoning" in the brain. Alternatively, Chris of Mixing Memory had two fascinating posts on the subject here
. All very easy to follow for lazy dilettantes like me. Also, one of the results that Saxe cites—that only psychopathic children are unable to distinguish between morality and obeying a higher authority—has some awesomely belligerent applications, but I don't really want to go there.