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Oxytocin, Biophysiology, Evolution, Empathy, and Rights


Fascinating Reason.tv interview with neuroscientist Paul Zak, about the evolved, neurobiological, oxytocin supported propensity to social trust and cooperation. This complements Mises’s insights regarding the nature of empathy and the division of labor in social cooperation and peace (see my posts Empathy and the Source of Right and The Division of Labor as the Source of Grundnorms and Rights).

Moral Markets: Paul Zak discusses Oxytocin, Trade, and Human Nature


Stephan Kinsella is an attorney in Houston, director of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom, and editor of Libertarian Papers.

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