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The Rationalist Delusion in Moral Psychology and Other Parts of the Scientific Community

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dc.contributor.author Haidt, Jonathan
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-08T19:38:01Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-08T19:38:01Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/42308
dc.description.abstract There is a near universal interest in morality that has sparked thought-provoking inquiry for thousands of years. Much of that inquiry proceeded without the benefit of modern cognitive science, but that is now changing. And the change promises to shed new light on morality, particularly its practices, development, and the psychology behind ethical thought. In this series we bring together speakers from a vast array of disciples--from philosophy and law to biology and psychology--to discuss cutting edge research in the cognitive science of morality. Dr. Haidt is a Professor in the Social Psychology area of the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia. He studys morality and emotion, and how they vary across cultures. He is also active in positive psychology (the scientific study of human flourishing) and study positive emotions such as moral elevation, admiration, and awe. Dr. Haidt's research these days focuses on the moral foundations of politics, and on ways to transcend the "culture wars" by using recent discoveries in moral psychology to foster more civil forms of politics. Morality, by its very nature, makes it hard to study morality. It binds people together into teams that seek victory, not truth. It closes hearts and minds to opponents even as it makes cooperation and decency possible within groups. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 Canada *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ *
dc.title The Rationalist Delusion in Moral Psychology and Other Parts of the Scientific Community en_US
dc.type moving image en_US
dc.type.text Other en_US
dc.description.affiliation Green College en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US


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