Sacralizing Reason: Jonathan Haidt’s Critique on Dawkins and Harris

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Jonathan David Haidt (born October 19, 1963) is an American social psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business. His academic specialization is the psychology of morality and the moral emotions. Haidt is the author of two books: The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom (2006) and The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion (2012).

He is also founder of the Heterodox Academy to support viewpoint diversity in academia: https://heterodoxacademy.org/

In this talk from Apr 2013 at the NYU-Stern school of business, he critiques the sacralizing of reason in moral discourse and gives his critique on Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris. Full clip, quoted under fair use: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI1wQswRVaU
Host: http://www.stern.nyu.edu/

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