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The kids are alright. New study claiming lack of moral reasoning ability doesn't actually show that

Posted 29-Sep-2011 at 04:37 PM (16:37) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)
Updated 29-Sep-2011 at 05:16 PM (17:16) by Gurdur

Very recently there's an op-ed piece by David Brooks in the New York Times, in which he decries an alleged new lack of young American adults' ability to reason morally. That piece is partly based on Brooks' interpretation of a study by Christian Smith, Lisa Pearce and others, and a resulting book from Smith, Kari Christoffersen, Hilary Davidson and Patricia Snell Herzog. Plenty of the alleged lack is being blamed by other commentators on postmodernism, secularism, whatever etc., so let's look at...
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