The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt

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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion Read Online Free - A groundbreaking investigation into the origins of morality, which turns out to be the basis for religion and politics. The book is timely (explaining the American culture wars and refuting the "New Atheists"), scholarly (integrating insights from many fields) and great fun to read (like Haidt's last book, The Happiness Hypothesis).

Title : The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion
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ISBN : 0307377903
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 392 pages


Michael rated it ★★★★☆

September 14, 2012

Haidt is much better psychologist than political philosopher, and this book is both monumental and dangerously flawed. On the good side: Haidt draws broadly from research in psychology, anthropology, and biology to develop a six-factor basis for morality (Care/Harm, Liberty/Oppression, Fairness/Ch...

Sean rated it ★☆☆☆☆

June 06, 2017

If you are a Republican this book will make you feel very good about yourself. According to Haidt you have a more balanced morality, a realistic view of "human nature" (beware anyone who says they understand human nature), and some other good stuff I forgot about. He points the finger at liberals...

Clif rated it ★★★★★

November 06, 2014

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...

Eric_W rated it ★★★★★

September 28, 2012

"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 understand...

Roy rated it ★★★★☆

May 17, 2017

I expected this book to be good, but I did not expect it to be so rich in ideas and dense with information. Haidt covers far more territory than the subtitle of the book implies. Not only is he attempting to explain why people are morally tribal, but also the way morality works in the human brain...

Jay rated it ★★☆☆☆

April 18, 2013

I had great expectations for this book after watching the author give an introduction in the Colbert report. However, the book didn't hold up to it's name. These are some of grudges I have against this book: 1.) The author doesn't tackle conservative vs. progressive morals. He tackles left wing vs...

Darwin8u rated it ★★★★☆

January 17, 2016

“[W]hen a group of people make something sacred, the members of the cult lose the ability to think clearly about it. Morality binds and blinds.” ― Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind Jonathan Haidt give a nice social science explanation for how we align politically and how we are built to disagree....

Marvin rated it ★☆☆☆☆

January 22, 2013

On page 88 the author writes: "As an intuitionist , I'd say that the worship of reason is itself an illustration of one of the most long-lived delusions in Western history: the rationalist delusion." Apparently he hasn't noticed that reason has taken us to the moon, given us longer and healthier l...

Hadrian rated it ★★★★☆

June 20, 2013

THESE BE THE IMMORTAL IMMUTABLE COMMANDMENTS OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (ok they're not really immutable nor do they necessarily have religious backing but bear with me here. I just want an excuse to write an authoritative-sounding list out of my areas of expertise and just mere curiosity.) 1) Humans ar...

Tom Tabasco rated it ★★★★★

January 30, 2018

Wonderful, lucid, challenging and timely work. Wouldn't it be great if most people spent their time trying to understand where our political morals actually come from, instead of blindly attacking each other, like Americans have been doing for the past few months? At the very least, if you read t...

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