The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion
Publish date: 2013
Edition language: English
Recommended required reading: Before I begin anything that bears even a slight resemblance to a review, I want to say that I am incredibly grateful that a friend (a real, live human one at that) suggested I read (or re-read, as it were) Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow before taking on Haid...
I was hopeful this book might provide me with some sociological tools and rhetorical tricks to clear away the views of those who disagree with my positions on politics and religion. Of course this book does not deliver on this unrealistic hope. What the book does provide instead is an explanation wh...
This was a very informative and interesting read. I had never thought about morality in the ways described and, after reading this book, I can see that there are certainly different ways to look at policies across the political spectrum. This has really helped open my mind.
"This book is about why it’s so hard for us to get along. We are indeed all stuck here for a while, so let’s at least do what we can to understand why we are so easily divided into hostile groups, . . Politics and religion are both expressions of our underlying moral psychology, and an understanding...
This was an interesting read and though I disagree with Haidt in many crucial points, such as the role of reason in our lives, he presents in this book challenging ideas which cannot be taken lightly. However, I believe Haidt deliberately ignored the role of education, and though he acknowledged the...
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