Sunday, September 28, 2008

Moral Psychology

This video was linked on a recent post to Time's SwampLand blog by Michael Scherer, where he muses about the moral differences between the two major parties. The talk given by Jonathan Haidt, below, gives an interesting look through the basic 5 categories of morality, what foundations we start with, and the differences between so-called liberals and conservatives (on a social scale).

The point is very well taken that having a group composed of primary like thinking individuals can work counter to the goals of group if they fall into the liberal, open to the world, persuasion.