Kant is still a pussy

story!

Last year Marc Hauser, an evolutionary biologist at Harvard, proposed in his book “Moral Minds” that the brain has a genetically shaped mechanism for acquiring moral rules, a universal moral grammar similar to the neural machinery for learning language. In another recent book, “Primates and Philosophers,” the primatologist Frans de Waal defends against philosopher critics his view that the roots of morality can be seen in the social behavior of monkeys and apes.

Interesting stuff. I’ve long held some personal beliefs along these lines but it’s nice to see real scientists agreeing.

I’m going to write a paper on why this is wrong!

Make it wild and outlandish, because in 3 months you will come to believe it all and it will be fun to see you defend your positions in the P&R forum.

I would like to read this paper.