In this episode, we discuss The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt, which explores questions of morality. We take a look at the three principles about morality that form the basis of the book and why people have different understandings of right and wrong. We also briefly talk about Ali’s concerns and struggles with his YouTube channel.
Here are some of the highlights from our discussion:
In the Righteous Mind moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt explains why liberals, conservatives and libertarians all have different understandings of right and wrong. Moral judgments are emotional not rational, based on stories rather than reason and consequently liberals and conservatives lack a common language and reason based arguments about morality are ineffective which leads to polarisation. The Righteous Mind builds this argument based on three basic principles:
- Morality is more intuitive than rational
- Morality is about more than fairness and harm
- Morality binds and blinds us.
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