Sharp as Teeth and Stars

I was born blown minded with an eye on oblivion


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Thu Jan 24
The “culture war” fought out in American public and political life since the 1980s has often been described in binary terms as a conflict between two visions of morality and moral authority. On the right, the conservative side has insisted that there is an objective moral truth. Traditional institutions are seen as embodying the wisdom of the ages, and therefore closely reflecting this moral truth. On the left, the liberal side has insisted that moral truth is not fixed for all time, but is a work in progress, to be reinterpreted toward the goal of promoting greater well-being for all.

Ravi Iyer, et al, Understanding Libertarian Morality

I like this concise description of the central duality of conservative and progressive views on morality and social choice.