Hating on Haidt

The science guys at blogginghead.tv talk about Haidt’s work:they’re reacting to this video:

I think they’re wrong that Haidt’s taxonomy is normatively slanted against conservatives.

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  1. The jokes at the beginning aside, I thought Haidt’s breakdown of moral channels was pretty even-handed.

    Horgan and Johnson seemed to miss something in their critique, confusing the American left and right movements with universal liberal and conservative tendencies.

    I suspect that cultures developed in harsh conditions tend to be more conservative, while cultures developed in easy conditions tend to be more liberal. Like, it takes a certain amount of surplus wealth (material or other) to support tolerance, disorder, and experimentation, while being able to survive the next winter.

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