Felix Hayman's Reviews > Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us About Morality

Braintrust by Patricia S. Churchland
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Jun 13, 2011

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Whether morality arises from the brain stem or from the development of interaction with others the fine line is constantly being analysed by both scientists and philosophers alike.Patricia Churcland's contribution is to try and use the caring process and the development of the child and their brains as a way of integrating the philosophy of morality and the science of neurology.Does it work?It depends on where you stand.I enjoyed this for the courage of argument presented, although there are some deep stretches of analogy involved.Stuill, it is a start and a very readable book too.

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