Steven Pinker and Jonathan Haidt discuss how data-based understanding of the world can lead to improved outcomes, such as less violence, more prosperity, and more ethical behavior. They also discuss how moralism can lead to bad decision-making, and how a liberal democracy is a means of resolving disagreements.
In this video, Steven Pinker and Jonathan Haidt discuss how Enlightenment ideals can help correct the "woke" problem in society, but also caution against the dangers of an "anything goes" media environment. They debate the role of altruism in human behavior, with Haidt arguing that group selection played a role in shaping human behavior. They also discuss the concept of the "sacred" and its importance in human behavior.
In the video, Steven Pinker and Jonathan Haidt discuss the role of disgust in human behavior, and how it can be a key component of the "civilizing process." They also suggest that enlightenment can lead to a greater understanding of complex systems, and that it might be beneficial to bring in a psychedelic researcher to talk about the topic.