The morality pill

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January 30, 2012
The Moral Sciences Club
by Will Wilkinson  
Posted in Commentary

"The infamous Milgram and Stanford Prison experiments showed that given the right circumstances, most of us act monstrously. Indeed, given pretty mundane circumstances, most of us will act pretty callously, hustling past people in urgent need in simply to avoid the hassle. But not all of us do this. Some folks do the right thing anyway, even when it's not easy. Singer and Sagan speculate that something special must be going on in those peoples' brains. So maybe we can figure out what that is and put it in a pill!" (01/30/12)

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