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The righteous mind : why good people are divided by politics and religion

Author: Jonathan Haidt
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, [2012] ©2012
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Jonathan Haidt reveals that the reason we find it so hard to get along with others is that our minds are designed to be moral. He examines where morality comes from and why it is the defining characteristic of humans and suggests that it is possible to cooperate with others whose views might be different from our own.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Haidt
ISBN: 9781846141812 1846141818
OCLC Number: 760291759
Description: 419 pages : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Intuitions come first, strategic reasoning second. Where does morality come from? --
The intuitive dog and its rational tail --
Elephants rule --
Vote for me (here's why). pt. 2. There's more to morality than harm and fairness. Beyond WEIRD morality --
Taste buds of the righteous mind --
The moral foundations of politics --
The conservative advantage. pt. 3. Morality binds and blinds. Why are we so groupish? --
The hive switch --
Religion is a team sport --
Can't we all disagree more constructively?
Responsibility: by Jonathan Haidt.


Why can it sometimes feel as though half the population is living in a different moral universe from you? Why is it so easy to see the flaws in others' arguments, and less in our own? This book  Read more...


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A truly seminal book * Prospect * A fascinating voyage of discovery through the social psychology of politics -- Simon Jenkins * Guardian * This elegantly written book has far-reaching implications Read more...

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