All posts tagged morality


A Righteous Read


As some of you may have noticed I have a ‘What I’m Reading’ section on my sidebar. These books are on my bookshelf and I am currently educating, or entertaining, myself with. Currently, I just finished is The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt. Haidt is a social psychologist at the NYU-Stern School of Business and in this stellar book he confronts human morality, where it comes from, and why people differ on an array or issues especially politics and religion.

For anyone interested in morality and why we act in certain ways, and think about things the way we do, this is your book. Reviewing the book for the New York Times, William Saletan sums up major themes of the book. Read more…


Inherent or Learned?

60 Minutes last night had an interesting and important segment on morality. The age old question of whether morals are something inherent in human beings or learned though social experience is now being tested, on babies. Considering infants are a blank canvas they are the most ideal testing group, but not until recently were researchers able to put together proper tests to determine their mood and responses to such important questions. Read more…