The Moral Emotions

  title={The Moral Emotions},
  author={Jonathan Haidt and Richard J. Davidson and Klaus R. Scherer and H. Hill Goldsmith},
Morality dignifies and elevates. When Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, God said "Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil" (Gen. 3:22). In many of the world's religious traditions, the good go up, to heaven or a higher rebirth, and the bad go down, to hell or a lower rebirth. Even among secular people, moral motives are spoken of as the "highest" and "noblest" motives, whereas greed and lust are regarded as "baser" or "lower" instincts. Morality is therefore like the… CONTINUE READING
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