Haidt and Morality
I have deep respect for Jonathan Haidt's research. He investigates some of the most interesting and important social issues of our time, such as how people construe morality, and how they rely on feelings to arrive at decisions. A friend pointed me toward this lecture by Haidt at the Beyond Belief conference sponsored by The Science Network. Haidt suggests that part of the "culture wars" facing US society has to do with the way that conservatives and liberals view morality. What he says makes a lot of sense to me; it is well worth your time to watch. The website says that a DVD will soon be available for purchase, but for now you can view the lecture onlilne.