Two favorite topics of X-Phi are morality and how we perceive the minds of others. In a recent paper, Liane Young, Adam Waytz and I argue that the very essence of moral judgment is mind perception. Briefly, we outline the idea that people have a psychological prototype of morality consisting of a moral dyad of two perceived minds - an agent and a patient (i.e., interpersonal harm). Grounding morality in harm is a bit contentious given recent research, but you can be the judge of whether we've made a good argument for it.
We've solicited a number of official commentaries in Psychological Inquiry, but we'd love to get some more informal feedback. Here's the paper. And here - just as a teaser - is the first figure.