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The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives (Part Two)

This is a follow up to the original "Moral Roots" discussion held back in August (


This is a special event co-sponsored with our friends at 103 Great Ideas Conversations ( The discussions will be moderated by Shrikant and Thomas.

EVENT FORMAT: a short presentation by one of the event hosts. We'll then breakup into a small group of about six attendees and explore these themes in depth. About 45 minutes later, we'll change up and rotate, so that each member has a chance to discuss in a new group.

Questions to be explored:

1) What are the six Moral Foundations across cultures identified by Jonathan Haidt and what do they mean?(Care, Fairness, Loyalty, Authority, Purity & Liberty)

2) Is there a systematic difference in Moral Foundations of those who seek to preserve the values already achieved (roughly speaking, Conservatives) and those who eagerly seek to achieve new values (roughly speaking, Liberals)? If so what is it?