When it comes to political and moral issues, what is right can be blurry. While some believe only one stance can be right, others believe many can have merit. Past studies suggest this difference can affect how people see and debate with each other. But can the way people debate also impact how they perceive an issue? Researchers Matthew Fisher and Brent Strickland join professors Joshua Knobe and Frank C. Keil to take readers through their recent study of this question. getAbstract recommends this article to anyone interested in cognitive and behavioral science.
In this summary, you will learn
- How there are two ways in which people engage in debate,
- How objectivists and relativists view political and moral issues, and
- Why the way people debate can change how they perceive an issue.
About the Authors
Matthew Fisher is a postdoctoral researcher in social and decision science at Carnegie Mellon University. Joshua Knobe is a professor in the departments of cognitive science and philosophy at Yale University. Brent Strickland is a cognitive researcher at the Jean Nicod Institute in Paris. Frank C. Keil is a professor of psychology and linguistics and cognitive science at Yale University.