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The righteous mind : why good people are divided by politics and religion / by Jonathan Haidt.

  • Haidt, Jonathan
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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.


London : Allen Lane, [2012]

Physical description

419 pages : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


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?


  • English

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  • 9781846141812
  • 1846141818