Some interesting back-and-forth commentary on a recent paper that I co-authored with my colleagues on the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council’s “Culture and the Mind” Project:
Barrett HC, Bolyanatz A, Crittenden AN, Fessler DMT, Fitzpatrick S, Gurven M, Henrich J, Kanovsky M, Kushnick G, Pisor A, Scelza B, Stich S, von Rueden C, Zhao W, Laurence S (2016) Small-scale societies exhibit fundamental variation in the role of intentions in moral judgment. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 113(7), 4688-4693.
The blogs are hosted by the International Cognition & Culture Institute:
- a positive one by Hugo Mercier titled “Cultural variation and the mitigation of moral judgments”.
- a more critical one by Dan Sperber titled “How not to combine ethnography and experiments in the study of moral judgment”, including a response from our lead author Clark Barrett and again from Sperber.