Haidt, Morality, Intentions, and Outcomes

 
RobLewis
 
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RobLewis
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15 September 2018 09:21
 

No sooner had I finished listening to your conversation with Haidt than I got notice of this new paper, by a group including my favorite evolutionary anthropologist, Joe Henrich.

It compares the moral reasoning of three widely divergent human societies, and finds that the cultures differ in how much importance they attach to the intentions of actors, as opposed to the outcomes of their actions. Thus it appears that moral reasoning can be shaped by culture.

 
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15 September 2018 09:28
 

Hello and welcome!
Always nice when newcomers bring gifts in the shape of peer-reviewed material!

 
 
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15 September 2018 09:50
 

Given that morality is the consensus of personal preferences of a group regarding right and wrong, it makes sense.