Prof. Jonathan Haidt on how human relationships change our minds on moral issues
March 13, 2013
Excerpt from The Huffington Post -- "Haidt concludes that human beings are willing to entertain new ideas and conflicting beliefs when we like the person sharing those ideas or beliefs. Relationship trumps reason, in which being smart means simply being more adept at finding concurring rationalizations for our own beliefs. Engaging in a civil disagreement demands moving beyond building arguments and moving into building relationships."