Steven Pinker on Morality as a 'Sixth Sense' Is moral sense hardwired in the human brain? Psychologist Steven Pinker examines morality and evolutionary roots and discusses his article, "The Moral Instinct," published recently in The New York Times Magazine.
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Steven Pinker on Morality as a 'Sixth Sense'

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Steven Pinker is a professor of psychology at Harvard University and author of The Stuff of Thought and How the Mind Works. Rebecca Goldstein hide caption

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Is moral sense hardwired in the human brain? Psychologist Steven Pinker discusses morality and evolutionary roots. His article, "The Moral Instinct," was published recently in The New York Times Magazine.