Culture and Conscience: A Conversation
How do humans discern between right and wrong? How does culture influence our values? Explore essays and video presentations on culture and conscience, and join the ongoing conversation at the Center for Humans and Nature's website.
by Jonathan Haidt
»"How Capitalism Changes Conscience": Jonathan Haidt's informative essay on the transformations brought by global capitalism and the rapid changes it inspires in our ethics.
» "Culture, Conscience, & Capitalism": Watch Jonathan Haidt's presentation on how capitalism changes our minds.
by Melvin Konner
» "Why Be Good?": Melvin Konner on our natural inclinations towards right and wrong and their cultural origins.
» "Culture and Conscience: A Personal View": Watch Melvin Konner's presentation on the intersections of culture and conscience.