Unionist Central

Welcome to Unionist Central. This channel is dedicated to exploring the Political, Philosophical, and Economical Sphere by debating and conversing about key concepts that relate to these sectors. The name is an attempt at formatting our own ideology entitled Unionism. The channel is at its core a Left Wing one, but we intend to take an in depth and fair look at each of the topics brought up on the channel. We hope you will join us as we embark upon our adventure into the complex and exiting realm of the modern world. Episodes will be hosted by Andrew Gould and are currently released on an inconsistent schedule. Cheers- The Unionist Team



episode 6: [Special Episode Six:] A Unionists Guide to Cognitive Dissonance and The Trolley Problem

Special Podcast Episode Six of the Unionist Central Podcast. This episode takes a look at the notion of cognitive dissonance, and how it relates to morality. This is done by examining two propositions of the trolley problem, and seeing how people's reactions may differ, despite similarities between the two propositions. The video additionally takes a brief look at the history of the problem, and applies the ideas of cognitive dissonance to certain real world situations we may face every day. This video, although giving a good run down of the concept, does not act as a complete or in-depth analysis of the trolley problem. Its focus is on teeing up the first chapter of Society of Reason, which will focus on the source of morality.

Pew Research Study Link: https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2021/06/02/most-americans-favor-the-death-penalty-despite-concerns-about-its-administration/

Trolley Problem Explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOpf6KcWYyw

Ted Ed Analysis: https://www.ted.com/talks/eleanor_nelsen_would_you_sacrifice_one_person_to_save_five?language=en


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