I think we're taking a real shot at understanding moral philosophy and social organization. Neuroeconomics gives us a new lens to understand how we've organized our world. It lets me embrace words like "morality" or "love" or "compassion" in a non-squishy way. It says, "These are real things, this is really part of our human nature, and we should embrace that."
04 March 2012
What brain science gave one neuroeconomist...
In an interview in the LA Times, neuroeconomist Paul Zak says brain science let him embrace "love" and "morality":