Nov 20 2014

Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil

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The idea that babies are blank slates waiting for adults to shape their personalities and values from the ground up has been thoroughly debunked by recent advances in neuroscience.

We now know babies are far smarter than we think. But what about their values? Are babies born with an innate sense of right and wrong, of justice?

GUEST: Dr. Paul Bloom, the Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Yale University. In his latest book, Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil, Bloom concludes from various experiments that indeed babies and children do indeed have an in-born sense of justice and morality.

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