Understanding Moral Disagreements (Jonathan Haidt)

Rationally Speaking | 18 February 2021 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jonathan Haidt about his book The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion. Discusses his Moral Foundations Theory and whether liberals should expand their moral horizons by learning to think like conservatives.

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  1. Ms. Galef asks whether the other moral foundations (e.g., sanctity/degradation) are real, or just variations on the harm theory which makes sense to her. The fundamental difficulty there is that harm can be twisted to mean anything that impedes human “flourishing”. Obviously being punched in the head is a harm, less obviously slander is a harm, but is say setting a bad example a harm? Best to restrict “harm” to a more concrete sense, and to identify obstructions to human flourishing with other moral concerns as well.

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