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Moral Tribes : Emotion, Reason and the Gap Between Us and Them

Author: Joshua David Greene
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Books Ltd, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Our brains were designed for tribal life, for getting along with a select group of others (Us), and for fighting off everyone else (Them). But modern life has thrust the world's tribes into a shared space, creating conflicts of interest and clashes of values, along with unprecedented opportunities. As the world shrinks, the moral lines that divide us become more salient and more puzzling. We fight over everything  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Greene, Joshua.
Moral Tribes : Emotion, Reason and the Gap Between Us and Them.
New York : Atlantic Books Ltd, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua David Greene
ISBN: 9781782393382 1782393382
OCLC Number: 863822177
Description: 1 online resource (325 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title Page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication page; Contents; Introduction: The Tragedy of Commonsense Morality; Part I. Moral Problems; 1. The Tragedy of the Commons; 2. Moral Machinery; 3. Strife on the New Pastures; Part II. Morality Fast and Slow; 4. Trolleyology; 5. Eff iciency, Flexibility, and the Dual-Process Brain; Part III. Common Currency; 6. A Splendid Idea; 7. In Search of Common Currency; 8. Common Currency Found; Part IV. Moral Convictions; 9. Alarming Acts; 10. Justice and Fairness; Part V. Moral Solutions; 11. Deep Pragmatism. 12. Beyond Point-and-Shoot Morality: Six Rules for Modern HerdersAcknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Image Credits; Index.
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