Tag Archives: Jon Haidt

Donald Trump is Disgusting

Jon Haidt, in his fine book The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, opened my eyes to the different Moral Foundations of Liberals and Conservatives; though I didn’t agree with the Conservative (not his) take … Continue reading

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Why Are Most Creative People Liberal?

A good friend of mine asked me this question, and it got me thinking. Clearly not all liberals are creative, so I approached the question by wondering why conservatives aren’t more creative? 🙂 And of course as a liberal, I … Continue reading

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Fundamental Contradictions in America Voter Behavior

I read an interesting article my old friend Professor Jonathan Haidt of New York University which had this memorable paragraph about the Republican voting patterns:  “What makes people vote Republican? Why in particular do working class and rural Americans usually … Continue reading

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Conservatives, Hierarchy and Gay Marriage

  I had an insight the other day about Gay Marriage. Based on my friend Jon Haidt’s work on the moral foundations of different political stances, I tend to see conservatives as among other things big on ordered-hierarchy. The sort … Continue reading

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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion: Jon Haidt: Top Ten Conflict Tips

Long ago and far away, my then girlfriend very conservative Sally said one day to a very radical me: ‘You know there are just as many assholes on my side in politics as on yours. And she named some examples … Continue reading

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Religion, Transcendence and Group Selection: Jon Haidt’s View

I guess since I first read Darwin as a late teenager I have assumed that group selection was the case, that organisms that successfully bonded together would thrive against those that did not. I guess this was my Welsh mining … Continue reading

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Climb the staircase to self-transcendence: Jonathan Haidt at TED2012

The TED season of talks just opened with a great one from my friend Jon Haidt, summarized below. When I can find the video link I will post it here. Photo: James Duncan Davidason Author and UVA psychology professor Jonathan Haidt kicks … Continue reading

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