What is morality for?
Psychologist Robert Kurzban uses the principles of evolution by natural selection to understand human social behavior. More specifically, he looks at the strategic function of morality—why people are moral or virtuous, and the reasons we judge the acts of others as right or wrong. He also studies why we developed a psychological mechanism that leads us to want to punish those who commit wrongful acts.
Learn more in this latest video with “The Dissenter”!