Baby Morality

Yale psychologist and author of How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like, Paul Bloom discusses the evidence that certain behaviors, dispositions, and feelings on which morality is built are innate in us and present already in babies:

Relatedly, Alison Gopnik’s The Philosophical Baby: What Children’s Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love, and the Meaning of Life sounds like an interesting exploration of the philosophical implications of baby psychology. She talked to Stephen Colbert about it a while back:

Relatedly, yesterday I also highlighted the purposes that psychologists think children’s imaginary friends’ serve.

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