Morality: Liberals vs. Conservatives

Posted in Politics at 10:18 am by ducky

A while back, I posted a link to a NYT article on morality that reported on work by Jonathan Haight.  This article by Jonathan Haidt himself is also very good, and addresses the liberal/conservative divide a bit more bluntly.

It is interesting for me to reread my post on liberals/conservatives talking past each other in the light of Haidt’s research.


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