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    DescriptionIn "The Righteous Mind", psychologist Jonathan Haidt answers some of the most compelling questions about human relationships: Why can it sometimes feel as though half the population is living in a different moral universe? Why do ideas such as 'fairness' and 'freedom' mean such different things to different people? Why is it so hard to see things from another viewpoint? Why do we come to blows over politics and religion? Jonathan Haidt reveals that we often find it hard to get along because our minds are hardwired to be moralistic, judgemental and self-righteous. He explores how morality evolved to enable us to form communities, and how moral values are not just about justice and equality - for some people authority, sanctity or loyalty matter more. Morality binds and blinds, but, using his own research, Haidt proves it is possible to liberate ourselves from the disputes that divide good people. "A landmark contribution to humanity's understanding of itself". ("The New York Times"). "A truly seminal book". (David Goodhart, "Prospect"). "A tour de force - brave, brilliant, and eloquent. It will challenge the way you think about liberals and conservatives, atheism and religion, good and evil". (Paul Bloom, author of "How Pleasure Works"). "Compelling ...a fluid combination of erudition and entertainment". (Ian Birrell, "Observer"). "Lucid and thought-provoking ...deserves to be widely read". (Jenni Russell, "Sunday Times"). Jonathan Haidt is a social and cultural psychologist. He has been on the faculty of the University of Virginia since 1995 and is currently a visiting professor of business ethics at New York University's Stern School of Business. He is the co-editor of "Flourishing: Positive Psychology" and the "Life Well Lived", and is the author of "The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom".


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    Title
    The Righteous Mind
    Subtitle
    Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan Haidt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 528
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 362 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141039169
    ISBN 10: 0141039167
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    BIC subject category V2: JPFM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    BIC subject category V2: JMH
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    BIC subject category V2: HPQ
    BISAC V2.8: PSY031000, REL075000
    BIC subject category V2: HRAM2
    BISAC V2.8: POL042020, REL084000
    DC23: 302
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    02 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London