Thu 13 Jun | Nautilus

An article on the ethical uncertainty that comes with having a child, specifically if that child goes on to make bad decisions, cites research by Fiery Cushman, assistant professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences, which found evidence that our fractured moral thinking results from the existence within us of two competing psychological processes: an “outcomes-based” process, and a “mental-states” process, which generate contradictory outputs when individuals cause harm unintentionally.