Tuesday, 15 February 2011

'Moral Minds: How Nature Designed Our Universal Sense of Right and Wrong ' by Marc Hauser

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Posted by rippon [User Info] [Email User] on February 15, 2011, 1:44 am

'Moral Minds: How Nature Designed Our Universal Sense of Right and Wrong ' by Marc Hauser.

This book was mentioned a while ago by someone on this board.

One remark (if I recall and understand correctly) was along the lines that it's significance went beyond the mere Dawkins-vs-Religion spat; that it had political implications that would be (are) troubling to ruling elites.

Can the person who suggested that, or anyone else, elaborate (before I seriously consider reading it).

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Posted by johnlilburne [User Info] [Email User] on February 15, 2011, 2:21 am, in reply to "'Moral Minds: How Nature Designed Our Universal Sense of Right and Wrong ' by Marc Hauser"

Was mentioned by the banned RWS - see link. All the best.

http://gatwickcity.phpbb3now.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1346&p=17046&hilit=hauser#p17046

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Posted by Tony S [User Info] on February 15, 2011, 8:03 am, in reply to "'Moral Minds: How Nature Designed Our Universal Sense of Right and Wrong ' by Marc Hauser"

Hauser applies Chomsky's lingiustic theory to morality. Some chapters are exciting, others are a little dry and technical. Well worth reading.

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: Hauser.
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: This book was mentioned a while ago by
: someone on this board.
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: One remark (if I recall and understand
: correctly) was along the lines that it's
: significance went beyond the mere
: Dawkins-vs-Religion spat; that it had
: political implications that would be (are)
: troubling to ruling elites.
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: Can the person who suggested that, or anyone
: else, elaborate (before I seriously consider
: reading it).
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o Chomsky - good on politics, not as good on language IMO. Read this instead for a different take:

Posted by Chris E [User Info] [Email User] on February 15, 2011, 8:43 am, in reply to "'Moral Minds: How Nature Designed Our Universal Sense of Right and Wrong ' by Marc Hauser"

http://www.marxists.org/archive/vygotsky/works/words/ch04.htm

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