The article analyzes and criticizes the political use of hive psychology proposed by Jonathan Haidt who appeals to the “nudges” of libertarian paternalism. The article introduces paternalism and discusses the nudge theory, and on the basis of that discussion examines the political use of hive psychology and holds that (i) nudges do not respect people as autonomous beings, and that (ii) hive politics are dangerous. Instead, a cosmopolitan perspective would be well worth pursuing.
|Translated title of the contribution||Nudges and hive psychology: nudging communal happiness|
|Number of pages||38|
|Journal||Revista de Humanidades de Valparaiso|
|State||Published - 2022|