Kinds of Moral Reasoning

by Conor Friedersdorf

Rod Dreher writes:

The Ground Zero mosque controversy is actually a perfect illustration of the difficulty we have in our culture discussing controversial issues, because, if moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt is correct, people on opposite sides of the political spectrum analyze these issues using somewhat different criteria. 

Though I disagree with what Dreher says is the conservative reasoning against the mosque, I wonder if his explanation of it is partly correct. If you click over, do check out other articles on the Big Questions Online site. It's relatively new, and I've been enjoying it immensely.