What are your moral receptors?
2012 Thing on Thursday #2
This week’s poll draws on the work of social scientist Jonathan Haidt and his moral foundations theory. If interested, you can take the official questionnaire (the academic real deal, not just some Internet meme) to discover which moral foundations operate most strongly for you
Haidt’s research identifies five moral foundations which appeal differently to different people. He uses the metaphor of taste receptors: in the same way as certain foods trip the trigger of certain receptors on your tongue while others trip others, different moral issues trigger different “receptors” for moral responses. And different people may have different concentrations of receptors.
Please choose as many as appeal strongly to you.
Please share your thoughts in the comments.
About Thing on Thursday
Each week from the Autumn Equinox until the Winter Solstice, Thing on Thursday explores a new controversy. Participation is open to all – the more minds that come together, the better. Those who have been vocal in the comments are as welcome as those quiet-but-devoted readers who have yet to venture a word. We value all constructive opinions.
There are only a few rules:
- be constructive – this is a council, so treat it as such
- be respectful – no rants or flames
Comments will be taken into consideration as we determine the new direction of Humanistic Paganism.
So please make your voice heard in the comments!