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Fri 24

September 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

Political Perspectives: What Are Our Moral Foundations?

Crossing Party Lines

Location: Online

Moral Foundations Theory provides a framework for exploring moral decision making in a civil and respectful way. For this meeting, we will apply this framework to talking politics.

We begin by discussing each of the six foundations and getting a taste of how they can manifest differently in different people. This leads to exploring some of the tensions intrinsic within the foundations themselves, which opens the door to moving from the moral/immoral dichotomy to an appreciation of how interacting with people who are differently moral to us leads to a more nuanced view of any issue and eventually to better solutions.

The second half of this meeting, members will get a chance to talk about how they use the various foundations as they choose how to vote.

Note: This meeting will be recorded. However, we will not use any participant’s likeness in CPL materials without prior consent.

People of all views are welcomed, appreciated, and heard.

Pre-read Material
– Jonathan Haidt: The moral roots of liberals and conservatives (https://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_haidt_the_moral_roots_of_liberals_and_conservatives?language=en)
– Can a divided America heal? | Jonathan Haidt (https://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_haidt_can_a_divided_america_heal?language=en)