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Sat 20

May 20, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Workshop: Moral Foundations Theory

Crossing Party Lines

Location: Online

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Moral Foundations Theory provides a framework for exploring moral decision making in a civil and respectful way. In this workshop we 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 workshop introduces techniques designed to help you:

recognize the moral underpinnings of your own views
listen for indications that one or more of the six moral foundations is at play
bring morality in a discussion in a non confrontational way
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)

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