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Freshman Class: How Education Can Shrink the Partisan Divide


The three most important findings of the Grievance Studies Project and The Coddling of the American Mind are; 1) there exists in academia and in Western culture generally an incomplete and often inaccurate grasp of human nature, 2) the near abandonment of critical thinking in both places, and, as a consequence of these, 3) social … Continue reading

Session Seven: OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CLASSROOM: WHAT PROFESSORS CAN DO TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE


Kmele Foster:                    00:00                     Uh, to try to cultivate healthier debate amongst their students, um, and to, to try to actually create an environment in which folks can talk about ideas that might be somewhat controversial, uh, I’m going to just jump right in to it, ’cause we have a little bit of a, an abbreviated … Continue reading

It’s Worse Than It Looks: What Most People Don’t Understand About the Partisan Divide


It is NOT TRUE that the partisan divide is a struggle between similar people who happen to vote differently. It IS TRUE that it is between different kinds of people. The implications of this are enormous. The primary factor that differentiates the two kinds of people is cognitive style – operating system, if you will, … Continue reading

Session Three: BIG QUESTIONS AND HETERODOX ANSWERS


Male:                                    00:00:06               Ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats. This session will begin momentarily. Male:                                    00:01:39               Has- Have you done this room before? Male:                                    00:01:39               No. Male:                                    00:01:41               It’s funny how much … It has really good acoustics. It’s a very warm space. Male:                                    00:01:46               [crosstalk 00:01:46] conferences and so I think [crosstalk 00:01:46]. Male:                                    … Continue reading

Session One: A VIEW FROM THE ACADEMY: HOW A LACK OF VIEWPOINT DIVERSITY HARMS HIGHER EDUCATION


Scott Jaschik:                     00:00                     Good morning everybody. I’m Scott Jaschik editor of Inside Higher Ed. Uh, and with a great panel here to talk about specific incidents on campuses and in academic organizations that for them have framed these issues. Uh, we’re gonna talk briefly among ourselves and then also there will be a question period. … Continue reading

I Support Viewpoint Diversity

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A politically diverse group of social scientists, natural scientists, humanists, and other scholars who want to improve our academic disciplines and universities. We share a concern about a growing problem: the loss or lack of “viewpoint diversity.” When nearly everyone in a field shares the same political orientation, certain ideas become orthodoxy, dissent is discouraged, and errors can go unchallenged.

An Interpretation of Jonathan Haidt’s Moral Foundations Theory

This sidebar lists a series of posts which together make up an essay relating Moral Foundations Theory to today's politics, and even a little history, as viewed through The Independent Whig's six-foundation moral lens.

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Venn Diagram of Liberal and Conservative Traits and Moral Foundations and