Thursday, February 7, 2019

Philosophy Wire: Six year olds.


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2019-02-07]: Living together in communities requires mutual cooperation. To achieve this, we punish others when they are uncooperative. Scientists have discovered now that even six-year-old children feel the need to reprimand antisocial behavior, and that they are willing to take risks and make an effort to be present when the guilty one is punished. [1] We like to think that some things are common for all humans. We like to discover what humans do, even from when they are kids. We like to believe that it is who we are as kids, that reveals our true nature. But we are not who we are when we are kids. But when we decide, as adults, to still be one despite everything telling us otherwise…

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