Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Brain Research Fads

Steven Rose examines current brain theories in the article In search of the God neuron. His analysis takes place within multiple book reviews and covers a lot of turf. The author notes David Hume's argument that one could not derive an ought from an is. Although I disagree with much of what Hume wrote I think he is on target with that observation. The contemporary rage is that our morality is reducible to genetics and developmental processes. What a crock. It's more fun though to delve into these matters in a feedback forum like Telic Thoughts.

Thanks to Clare for this link.

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