Why Do People Do Bad (and Good) Things?

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If someone develops a brain tumor that affects their decision-making, how responsible are they for their actions? Is a sense of meaning more important than a sense of right and wrong? How does religion change the way we talk about questions of good and evil?

These are a few of the questions that this Sinai and Synapses Discussion Forum explores.

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