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The Rationalist Delusion in Moral Psychology (Jonathan Haidt)

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And, other than an hour long video, do you have a point you want to make??
 

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I haven't watched the whole video. But what's he's touched on so far isn't news. Our understanding of logic and reason is intuitive. It is not derived by way of logic and reason; it cannot be. You can't derive anything without first understanding what derivation is (ie, understanding logic/reasoning).

Same goes for basic moral principles They are intuitions. Feeling that the experience of pain ought to stop isn't something we've reasoned out. A young child doesn't have to be given an explanation to convince him that pain is bad. The child touches something that is too hot and immediately feels "this is bad, this ought to stop" and pulls his hand away, cries, etc. Because evolution has carved our brains to produce such conscious experiences in response to physical damage to the body. This is old hat.

No doubt you suppose this implies something about God somehow Will?
 

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Bait for empiricists? :lol:
 
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