Episode 36: Vet the Technique (w/ Jonathan Haidt & Aaron Hanlon)


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Given the ultimate purposes of colleges, universities, and academic disciplines, is viewpoint diversity (such as recruiting more conservatives into the social sciences) essential to achieving those purposes? What about free speech? Are trigger warnings an impediment to achieving those purposes? In this episode, I discuss these issues with two publicly engaged scholars: Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist and a faculty member at the New York University Stern School of Business, as well as Aaron Hanlon, an assistant professor of English at Colby College who also teaches in and serves on the Advisory Committee for the college's program in Science, Technology, and Society.

--Jonathan Haidt's NYU webpage
--Aaron Hanlon's Colby College webpage
--The Heterodox Academy
--"The Coddling of the American Mind," (by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, in The Atlantic)
--"The Trigger Warning Myth," (by Aaron Hanlon, in The New Republic)
--"On Balance," (by Stanley Fish, in The Chronicle of Higher Education)
--"Free Speech is not an Academic Value" (by Stanley Fish, in The Chronicle of Higher Education)
--The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion (by Jonathan Haidt)
--"Don't Sweat the Technique," (by Eric B. & Rakim)

Special Guests: Aaron Hanlon and Jonathan Haidt.

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