This podcast features an interview with Marc Hauser, head of the Cognitive Evolution Laboratory at Harvard University. In the interview, Hauser discusses his recently published book, Moral Minds: How Nature Designed Our Universal Sense of Right and Wrong.
The central idea of Hauser’s book is that humans have an innate capacity for moral judgement. This is based on MIT linguist Noam Chomksy’s theory of universal grammar, according to which, all languages have a common structural basis, consisting of a set of rules that are hardwired in the brain.
Here’s a review of Moral Minds from the New York Times.
(From New Scientist)