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#9017 - 05/25/08 12:32 PM Has anyone read this book. "Mirroring people"
Asmedious Moderator Offline
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I was just emailed this book as a recommendation.

Looks like it might explain how we can have feelings of empathy, and a code of morality, without religion.

Here's the link to it from Amazon.
"The first order of government is the protection of its citizens right to be left alone."

#9019 - 05/25/08 03:43 PM Re: Has anyone read this book. "Mirroring people" [Re: Asmedious]
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No, I don't know the book, but it sounds like someone making a fuss about old knowledge. Mirroring is mentioned in connection with cognitive psychology, and that is not a new field. It is also basic knowledge in psychology that religion is not needed for morality to exist. "Proto morality" can be found among chimps, the inborn predisposition for learning sympathy, empathy and social skills helps a good deal and culture (religious or non religious) get the child tuned in on the local brand of morality.

- Amina

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