The following readings were not assigned for the class, but are designed to provide background information about topics in the field of moral reasoning.

Hauser, Marc. Moral Minds: How Nature Designed Our Universal Sense of Right and Wrong. New York, NY: Harper Collins, 2006. ISBN: 0060780703.

De Waal, Frans. Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006. ISBN: 0691124477.

Wilson, James Q. The Moral Sense. New York, NY: Free Press, 1997. ISBN: 0684833328.

Feigenson, Neal. Legal Blame: How Jurors Think and Talk about Accidents. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2001. ISBN: 155798834X.

Fischer, John M., and Mark Ravizza. Ethics: Problems and Principles. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1992. ISBN: 0030475279.

Wright, Robert. The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are. New York, NY: Random House, 1995. ISBN: 0679763996.

Saxe, Rebecca. "Do the Right Thing: Cognitive Science's Search for a Common Morality." Boston Review (Sep/Oct 2005).

Mikhail, John. "Universal Moral Grammar: Theory, Evidence, and the Future." Trends in Cognitive Sciences 11 (2007): 143-152.