Politics and Morals

HaidtThis course examines the general relation between political life and moral values. After a brief introduction to the three dominant political ideologies of the modern time – conservatism, liberalism, and socialism – we then examine the recent research of Robert Haidt on how our moral views on the foundations of care, fairness, liberty, loyalty, authority and sanctity predict our adherence to political parties.

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Key words: moral values; political theory; conservatism; liberalism; socialism; Haidt; moral foundation theory

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