The July 30 cover story of Der Spiegel, Europe's leading news weekly, features some of the research on the cognitive science of morality that I and others are currently doing. There is no English translation, but the article is attached here for those who read German and might be interested in it. The article is also scheduled to appear in Hebrew in the Israeli daily, Haaretz.
For readers who are new to this topic, this essay by Rebecca Saxe is highly recommended, as are this paper by Liane Young and her colleagues, this paper by Fiery Cushman and his colleagues, this paper by Marc Hauser et al., and this paper by Joshua Greene and Jonathan Haidt. Further background can be found in this Wall St. Journal article and this New York Times article. In addition, Matthias Mahlmann, who is also featured in the Der Spiegel story and will soon take up the chair in legal philosophy at the University of Zurich, recently wrote this essay in the German Law Journal. Finally, I recently published two pieces on this topic, one of which describes the moral grammar model of moral cognition and the other of which examines some of its implications for legal theory.