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Is Goodness Possible Without Empathy?

Penn State Sociologist Sam Richards just took attendees at a TED conference on an experiment in empathy. Richards argues that sociology is impossible without empathy, but I think his radical experiment also shows something else: Goodness, at least in the … Continue reading

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Sam Harris, Science and a Universal Morality

Bestselling author Sam Harris has proposed yet another heretical idea:  the notion that science can and should answer questions of good and evil, right and wrong. He appears to be arguing that  science should shape morality and define goodness and … Continue reading

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Goodness and Choice

If goodness is about anything at all, it’s about the choices we make. Columbia Business School Professor Sheena Iyengar provided a startling perspective on choice in her talk at this year’s TED conference.

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Today in Goodness

Today’s quick hits from the goodness trail. A lethal cocktail of religion, a failure of imagination, and market worship has boxed us into the Neverending Recession. TED Global 2010 brings some hope with its theme And Now the Good News, … Continue reading

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