This book gives an overview of what science is finding in how the brain prescribes the moral lives of individuals.
I am sure astute readers can see a way out (i.e. free will is still a coherent concept even in view of the biological constraints to our actions and behaviors).
A highly informative and entertaining read, I recommend this book for everyone interested in the relationship between morality, society and our brains!
Hardwired Behavior: What Neuroscience Reveals about Morality is a book about what new discoveries in neuroscience are showing about the ideas of "free will" and how the brain may... Read morePublished on December 14, 2012 by Troy
Hardwired Behavior: What Neuroscience Reveals about Morality by Laurence Tancredi
"Hardwired Behavior" is the very interesting book about the latest findings of... Read more
Exploring an apparent shift in emphasis away from the mental processes and cultural determinants underlying our understanding of moral stances, and instead focusing upon the... Read morePublished on June 17, 2011 by Anthony R. Dickinson
The author listed a resonable amount of facts and, I think, demonstrated convincingly that our actions (including decision making) are at least to a certain extent influenced by... Read morePublished on November 21, 2010 by W. Cheung
If you want to read one book that gives a comprehensive, understandable overview of how modern neuroscience is contributing to our understanding of human morality, this is the book... Read morePublished on October 7, 2010 by Sally K. Severino
I came across this book accidentally, and am delighted that I did. It is a well written, easy to read, and thorough treatise on the creation of moral human beings from the... Read morePublished on April 17, 2010 by Karin H. Krueger
This is a very thought-provoking book. We talk about its concepts all the time. My husband was reading it on an out-of-town trip and left it in his hotel room. Read morePublished on August 9, 2009 by Valerie from Kansas
Trancredi provides an excellent example of the confusion that the therapeutic class inflicts on those it presumably tries to help. Read morePublished on November 22, 2007 by D. S. Heersink