The Righteous Mind
Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
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|Format:||Hardback, 419 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrated|
|Published In: ||United States, 13 March 2012|
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.
About the Author
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.
"Haidt is looking for more than victory. He's looking for wisdom. That's what makes "The Righteous Mind" well worth reading...a landmark contribution to humanity's understanding of itself." -"New York Times Book Review"
"Jonathan Haidt is one of smartest and most creative psychologists alive, and his newest book, "The Righteous Mind, " is a tour de force--a brave, brilliant and eloquent exploration of the most important issues of our time. It will challenge the way you think about liberals and conservatives, atheism and religion, good and evil. This is the book that everyone will be talking about."--Paul Bloom, Yale University, Author of" How Pleasure Works"
"As a fellow who listens to heated political debate daily, I was fascinated, enlightened, and even amused by Haidt's brilliant insights. This penetrating yet accessible book will help readers understand the righteous minds that inhabit politics." --Larry Sabato, University of Virginia, author of "A More Perfect Constitution"
"A remarkable and original synthesis of social psychology, political analysis, and moral reasoning that reflects the best of sciences in these fields and adds evidence that we are innately capable of the decency and righteousness needed for societies to survive." --Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University
"Here is the first attempt to give an in depth analysis of the underlying moral stance and dispositions of liberals and conservatives. I couldn't put it down and discovered things about myself!" --Michael Gazzaniga, University of California, Santa Barbara, author of "The Ethical Brain"
"Haidt's a good thing." -"The Atlantic" online
"A well-informed tour of contemporary moral psychology...A cogent rendering of a moral universe of fertile complexity and latent flexibility." -"Kirkus "
"[Haidt's] framework for the different moral universes of liberals and conservatives struck me as a brilliant breakthrou
|Publisher: ||Pantheon Books|
|Dimensions: ||24.16 x 16.28 x 3.91 centimeters (0.75 kg)|