Tagged: psychology

The fallacy of obliviousness

there is no neutral observation. The world doesn’t tell us what is relevant. Instead, it responds to questions – The fallacy of obviousness by Teppo Felin Published by Aeon on: 5th...

The moral animal by

moral animal

What does the theory of evolution have to do with morals? Can it explain why we feel guilt or love? Or why men cheat?

Evolutionary psychology is an attempt to use evolution to explain why people are the way they are. The theory posits that the many many cultures have many items in common, these commanalities cannot be explained by conicidence alone, there must be some reason that humankind has developed these cultural norms. Wright, and other evolutionary psychologists would argue that as human beings evolved certain psychological traits were more conducive to an increase in descendents and therefore became the norm.