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How Are Moral Judgments Made?

Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind, believes that moral intuition comes before reason: Our flawed post-hoc reasoning, our cherry-picking of evidence to suit our instincts, makes us poor policy makers, and creates politics that is tribal, confrontational and ill-suited...
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Jonathan Haidt on the Righteous Mind

Business & Finance / Economics : EconTalk (6 months ago)

Jonathan Haidt of New York University and author of The Righteous Mind talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his book, the nature of human nature, and how our brain affects our morality and politics. Haidt argues that reason o... Read Post

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.: Let's Not Give Up on Reason in Politics: A Response to Jonathan Haidt's 'The Righteous Mind'

Entertainment / Books : Huffington Post: Books Blog (2 years ago)

Haidt maintains that when we confront a moral or political question, our first reaction is intuitive. We use reason to defend our intuitions rather than to form them. Read Post

Political Foundations

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (3 years ago)

Samuel McNerney reviews the work of social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion. Haidt proposed that humans believe in five universal moral foundations: Care... Read Post


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