Ethics & the Social Emotions

A new study demonstrates that the area of the brain governing social emotions is a critical component of ethical decisions.
"Social emotions were really the scaffolding for what we came to construct as ethics," Damasio says. How those social emotions are taken into account in the process of decision-making seems to be very biological. "When things get complicated, we engage an emotional system—it's not reason alone."


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