A highly readable, engaging, and intriguing look at philosophical, biological, and psychological issues of morality. Bloom begins from his work with infants and children as a cognitive scientist, sharing what studies have shown is an innate sense of right and wrong that we are all born with and how it (potentially) develops into adult morality. He reviews what other thinkers have theorized, describes research into the field, and shares his own conclusions with conversational, everyday language. The chapter titles indicate his areas of consideration: The Moral Life of Babies; Empathy and Compassion; Fairness, Status, and Punishment; Others; Bodies; Family Matters; and How to Be Good. I wish he would have synthesized his thoughts in the different areas into a clearer whole, but he certainly offers much food for thought.
This is a good book, it teaches us about human nature, I dont want to spoil the the final conclusion of the book, so is human nature good or bad, you have to read the book to find out the conclusion.
What I can take away from this book is to teach my child "The Golden Rule" when it comes to being a good and responsible human being.
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