The Righteous Mind

Ebook, Philosophy / Ethics & Moral Philosophy, Psychology / Social Psychology, Religion / Religion, Politics & State

Why can’t our political leaders work together as threats loom and problems mount? Why do people so readily assume the worst about the motives of their fellow citizens? In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding.
 
His starting point is moral intuition–the nearly instantaneous perceptions we all have about other people and the things they do. These intuitions feel like self-evident truths, making us righteously certain that those who see things differently are wrong. Haidt shows us how these intuitions differ across cultures, including the cultures of the political left and right. He blends his own research findings with those of anthropologists, historians, and other psychologists to draw a map of the moral domain, and he explains why conservatives can navigate that map more skillfully than can liberals. He then examines the origins of morality, overturning the view that evolution made us fundamentally selfish creatures. But rather than arguing that we are innately altruistic, he makes a more subtle claim–that we are fundamentally groupish. It is our groupishness, he explains, that leads to our greatest joys, our religious divisions, and our political affiliations. In a stunning final chapter on ideology and civility, Haidt shows what each side is right about, and why we need the insights of liberals, conservatives, and libertarians to flourish as a nation.

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The Righteous Mind


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Author by : Jonathan Haidt
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2013
Publisher by : Vintage

Presents a groundbreaking investigation into the origins of morality at the core of religion and politics, off

The Righteous Mind


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Author by : Jonathan Haidt
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2012-03-29
Publisher by : Penguin UK

Why can it sometimes feel as though half the population is living in a different moral universe from you? Why

The Righteous Mind


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Author by : Jonathan Haidt
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2012-03-13
Publisher by : Vintage

This well-researched examination of human moral impulses will appeal to liberals and conservatives alike follo

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Author by : Jonathan Haidt
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2016-10-04
Publisher by : Vintage

As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has done the se

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Author by : Instaread
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2017-01-02
Publisher by : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

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Keeping Up With The Quants


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Author by : Thomas H. Davenport
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2013-05-21
Publisher by : Harvard Business Press

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Why Everyone Else Is A Hypocrite


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Author by : Robert Kurzban
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2012-05-01
Publisher by : Princeton University Press

We're all hypocrites. Why? Hypocrisy is the natural state of the human mind. Robert Kurzban shows us that the

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