DESCRIPTIVE ETHICS studies empirically the moral views, principles, thoughts, intuitions and emotions held by people. Descriptive ethics studies resemblances and differences among moral views, systems, theories and traditions. COGNITIVE/AFFECTIVE NEUROSCIENCE is the field of mind and brain research that investigates the psychological, computational, and neuroscientific bases of cognition and emotion.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Recent research on the nature of empathy: Simon Baron Cohen
Simon Baron Cohen on the research behind his recent book Zero Degrees of Empathy: A new theory of human cruelty