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From John Locke to Sigmund Freud, philosophers and psychologists have long believed that we begin life as moral blank slates. Now, in Just Babies, Yale professor Paul Bloom argues that humans are in fact hardwired with a sense of morality. Drawing on groundbreaking research, Bloom demonstrates that, even before they can speak or walk, babies judge the goodness and badness of others' actions; feel empathy and compassion; act to soothe those in distress; and have a rudimentary sense of justice.