The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 13 mar 2012 - 384 pagine
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The bestseller that challenges conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to conservatives and liberals alike—a “landmark contribution to humanity’s understanding of itself” (The New York Times Book Review).

Drawing on his twenty-five years of groundbreaking research on moral psychology, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt shows how moral judgments arise not from reason but from gut feelings. He shows why liberals, conservatives, and libertarians have such different intuitions about right and wrong, and he shows why each side is actually right about many of its central concerns.

In this subtle yet accessible book, Haidt gives you the key to understanding the miracle of human cooperation, as well as the curse of our eternal divisions and conflicts. If you’re ready to trade in anger for understanding, read The Righteous Mind.
 


 

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I had mixed feelings about this book. All in all, I liked it. It made me think about political discourse and want to learn more about some topics raised. That is what, for me, makes a good book. That ... Leggi recensione completa

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Recensione dell'utente  - Martha_Thayer - LibraryThing

Interesting, eye-opening. I do worry that the folks to the right of me politically (nearly everyone) will not be as interested in understanding me as I am in understanding them. Leggi recensione completa

Sommario

Theres More to Morality than Harm and Fairness
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Morality Binds and Blinds
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Conclusion
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Notes
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Informazioni sull'autore (2012)

Jonathan Haidt is the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business. He is the author of The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom. He lives in New York City.

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