Deep thought

“Moral reasoning is usually an ex post facto process used to influence the intuitions (and hence judgments) of other people.  In the social intuitionist model, one feels a quick flash of revulsion at the thought of incest and one knows intuitively that something is wrong.  Then, faced with a social demand for a verbal justification, one becomes a lawyer trying to build a case rather than a judge searching for the truth.”

Jonathan Haidt, “The Emotional Dog and Its Rational Tail

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