Jonathan Haidt On the Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives

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posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 07:53 PM
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Jonathan Haidt On the Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives


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Are you a conservative who believes liberals have no moral values? Are you a liberal who believes conservatives have no moral values? Either way, you’d be wrong.

Do you believe liberals have an unbiased grasp of reality? Do you believe conservatives have an unbiased grasp of reality? Again, either way, you’d be wrong.

Watch as psychologist Jonathan Haidt tries to lead a group of (mostly) liberals out of their “comforting delusions” (his exact phrase) at the 2008 TED conference, and wonder how successful he’d be in front of a group of Tea Partiers.

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Yes I know this was made in 2008, and some have seen or heard of it before. Its one of those things i think needs too be rehashed a few times and 2010 seems like a perfect time to to do it.


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posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 07:53 PM
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Why you should listen to him:
Psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies morality and emotion in the context of culture. He asks: Why did humans evolve to have morals -- and why did we all evolve to have such different morals, to the point that our moral differences may make us deadly enemies? It's a question with deep repercussions in war and peace -- and in modern politics, where reasoned discourse has been replaced by partisan anger and cries of "You just don't get it!"


A very good presentation. Please watch the whole thing or you might miss some of his keypoints, you might not agree with everything he says but once again watch the whole program and then form your oppinons. I found myself almost turning it off at the begining but I stayed and am glad I did.

Im 36 and I think I've ran the gambit on political thought and practices over my life. At this point I have bits of them all and cant really claim to be one or the other.

His comments about religion are also very strong and recently in this decade has been looked at as a natural process vs a man made one.

We need more discusion like this too break that left right paridigm. Its time to start working together and not let the powers that be in this world confuse and twist these differences as to create a enviroment which they can take advantage of, rather we need to realize the world as it is and work together to pull humanity out of this global slavery.



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