Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives.

Muy interesante. Psychologist Jonathan Haidt gave a talk regarding the liberals, conservatives, and centrists, and explains that there are about five values that make up our morality and influence where we fall in that spectrum. Haidt posits that these five values are there when we are born-arguing against the idea of the blank slate-and are then modified by experience. It's a great talk and deserves to be watched in full (Haidt delivers one hell of an uppercut to the jaw in the end) with an open mind. It's definitely enough to make you more understanding of those that fall outside of your ingroup.

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