Ronald Bailey on How the Brain Secretes Morality


Is it right v. wrong or costs v. benefits?

“The brain secretes thought as the liver secretes bile,” asserted 18th century French physiologist Pierre Cabanis. Last week, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies convened a conference of neuroscientists and philosophers to ponder how our brains secrete thoughts about ethics and morality. Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey reports on what neuroethics has to say about free wiil, our ethical values, and the moral stories we tell each other.