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Robert Pollie spoke with Paul Bloom about the precocious moral awareness of young infants and the ingenious experiments used to demonstrate it. Now Paul has synthesized those findings in a far-reaching exploration of our ethical capacities and limitations.
Topics covered in this interview include:
* Are we born with a sense of right and wrong?
* Gut feelings vs. rational deliberation as a basis for ethical behavior
* Adam Smith’s The Theory of Moral Sentiments and why it still rocks
* The roots of racism
* Mafia morality
* Modern sitcoms and moral uplift