Moore, MEL, University Chicago discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show


My advisor at the university Chicago was that the moral mind is like the way the tongue has a five different taste buds on it for to pick up five different chemical properties of the world. Our minds, it's as though they have five or more different moral taste buds and different religions, different political philosophies, build a structure on some of those what I found empirically from. Doing research survey work and other kinds of work is that people on the left in America and in general, in other countries to they built a morality mostly on issues of care, harm protection of the vulnerable, and then fairness, but fairness as a quality. Whereas social conservatives they have those, but they see fairness, Moore's proportionality, do the crime do the time, that sort of thing. And they also care a lot more about group loyalty, respect for authority and a sense of sanctity or purity. And if you have that vocabulary, those five moral foundations, you can understand why left and right, can't understand each other on most culture war issues until what that what that sort of implies it's underscored by the other point that you make making the richest mine which people are largely driven by intuition rather than how he likes to think of ourselves as reasonable creatures. If that's the case, can ever really be any sort of conciliation in terms of politics, all of this sort of miracle like there, there's no way to come to to sort of even conversation, right. So so philosophically and psychologically I am an intuition est. That means I think intuition is where the ax. Is into our moral intuitions, come first, and they drive our reasoning afterwards that might make it seem as though we therefore can't agree because we're all just driven by gut feelings, but it's more complicated than that because our intuitions come first, but they are educational. They are changeable. We can't change each of those intuitions just by throwing reasons. You know, if left chocolate which is well, you know, don't you care about, you know, respect for your parents. You can't just throw things at each other. But in relationships, we, we come to listen to somebody. We talk with someone, our minds can Mel. This is an amazing ability that humans have that no other animal has we can meld our minds if we're open to that, and then we can actually hear each other. And that's what happened to me when I set out to understand conservative thought. I actually met a few conservatives I'm there were not many in my world. I talked to some people and they were very decent people. So through relationships with the right kind of relationships, we actually can open our minds and hearts a great novel can do. That a great ethnography can do that. And one of the tragedies our national life is that while we used to be fairly mixed politically and we were more separated racially in in other ways, we've gotten more mixed along a lot of axes, but we're getting more and more separate politically. We live more in more and more Sherifi filter bubbles and that makes it harder to empathize. It exacerbates our political divide, and it damages our democracy. So that brings us to the new book the coddling of the American mind which really talks about the ramifications of exactly the sort of divide and in the in the Cali of the American mind, you talk about what you consider three big problems in American society today, if you wanted just eliminate those, that'd be fantastic. Sure. So the book is based around a three, great, untruths. My first book, the happiness hypothesis was actually about ten insights that you find an ancient cultures all over the world, psychological insights. And so one of them is what doesn't kill, you makes you stronger neat. That was Nietzsche's formulation, but you find the exact same idea in mentioned in ancient China, you find it all over the world. That kids need child. Human beings need challenge obstacles, failure setback in order to grow..

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