An Analysis of Haidt’s “Five Moral Values”


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An Analysis of Haidt’s "Five Moral Values"
The Problem of Third Party Alienation in the Two-Party Dualism of American Political Identity
The major issue involving Haidt’s five moral values involving care, fairness, loyalty, respect, and purity is that is defined through the overarching construct of political dualism in American culture. In many ways, the findings that Haidt promotes might, at a superficial level, define me as a liberal within the context of being an “open” person to change and cultural differences in people. While Haidt often finds that liberals tend to value care and fairness as a set of moral values in politics over those of loyalty, respect, and purity is an oversimplified categorization. Contrary to this, Haidt defines...
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..... cooperative an uncooperative behaviors of human beings for the greater good of society. In this example, Haidt is defining the importance of collective cooperation through punishment, as a way to control and alleviate people’s selfish interests in the sharing of money. In this way, Haidt is using the Yin and Yang of eastern philosophy to help resolve disagreements or dualism between these two political parties in American culture.
Works Cited:
Haidt, Jonathan. “Jonathan Haidt on the Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives. “ 2008. June 16, 2011. <>
“World's Smallest Political Quiz.” 2011. June 16, 2011. <>