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Haidt’s Evenhandedness Dilutes the Message

Haidt is a social scientist in the best sense of the word “scientist.”   He forms a hypothesis, tests it as rigorously as possible, and follows the evidence wherever it may lead, even if it leads to ideas that are contrary to his own personal leanings.  He does not seek to judge, only to explain.  But … Continue reading

I Support Viewpoint Diversity


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.


Venn Diagram of Liberal and Conservative Traits and Moral Foundations and