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    The Righteous Mind
    Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
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    By (author) Jonathan Haidt
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 500
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    ISBN 13: 9780307455772
    ISBN 10: 0307455777

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    Publication date
    01 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Jonathan Haidt is the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business. He obtained his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992, and then taught at the University of Virginia for 16 years. He is the author of "The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom, " and the co-editor of "Flourishing: Positive Psychology and the Life Well-Lived." He lives in New York City.
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    Praise for Jonathan Haidt's "The Righteous Mind " "A landmark contribution to humanity's understanding of itself. . . . Haidt is looking for more than victory. He's looking for wisdom. That's what makes "The Righteous Mind" well worth reading." --"The New York Times Book Review" "An eye-opening and deceptively ambitious best seller . . . undoubtedly one of the most talked-about books of the year." --"The Wall Street Journal" "Splendidly written, sophisticated and stimulating. It may well change how you think and talk about politics, religion and human nature." --"NPR" "Ingenious prose. . . . Beautifully written, Haidt's book shines a new and creative light on moral psychology and presents a provocative message." --"Science" "A remarkable and original synthesis of social psychology, political analysis, and moral reasoning." --Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University "Highly readable, highly insightful. . . . The principal posture in which one envisions him is that of a scrappy, voluble, discerning patriot standing between the warring factions in American politics urging each to see the other's viewpoint, to stop demonizing, bashing, clobbering. . . . Haidt's real contribution, in my judgment, is inviting us all to sit at the table." --"Washington Times" "Excellent. . . . An impressive book that should be read by anyone who has the slightest interest in how political opinions are reached." --"The Daily Beast" "Haidt's work feels particularly relevant now. . . . Haidt's perspective can help us better understand our own political and religious leanings." "--San Francisco Chronicle" "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 is going to be talking about." --Paul Bloom, Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology, Yale University "Haidt's research has revolutionized the field of moral psychology. This elegantly written book has far-reaching implications for anyone interested in anthropology, politics, religion, or the many controversies that divide modern societies. If you want to know why you hold your moral beliefs and why many people disagree with you, read this book.." --Simon Baron-Cohen, Cambridge University, Author of "Zero Degrees of Empathy "and" The Science of Evil" "A much-needed voice of moral sanity." --"Booklist" "[Haidt's] framework for the different moral universes of liberals and conservatives struck me as a brilliant breakthrough . . . "The Righteous Mind "provides an invaluable road map." --Miller-McCune.com "A well-informed tour of contemporary moral psychology...A cogent rendering of a moral universe of fertile complexity and latent flexibility." --"Kirkus Reviews" "Haidt's a good thing." --"The Atlantic" "Jonathan Haidt's absorbing "The Righteous Mind" should come with a warning label: 'contents highly addictive.' Written in a breezy and accessible style but informed by an impressively wide range of cutting-edge research in the social sciences, evolutionary biology and psychology, "The Righteous Mind "is about as interesting a book as you'll pick up this year." --"The Globe and Mail" "What makes ["The Righteous Mind"] so compelling is the fluid combination of erudition and entertainment, and the author's obvious pleasure in challenging conventional wisdom. . . . [Haidt's] core point is simple and well-made: our morality, much of it wired into brains from birth, at the same time binds us together and blinds us to different configurations of morality." --"The Guardian "(London) "An important and timely book. . . . His ideas are controversial but they make you think." --Bill Moyers, Moyers & Company ""The Righteous Mind" refutes the 'New Atheists' and shows that religion is a central part of our moral heritage. Haidt's brilliant synthesis shows that Christians have nothing to fear and much to gain from the evolutionary paradigm." --Michael Dowd, author of "Thank God for Evolution" " "The Righteous Mind" is an intellectual tour de force that brings Darwinian theorizing to the practical realm of everyday politics. The book is beautifully written, and it is truly unusual to encounter a book that makes a major theoretical contribution yet encourages one to turn its pages enthusiastically." --Christopher Boehm, Professor of Anthropology, University of Southern California, author of "Moral Origins" "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 profound discussion of the diverse psychological roots of morality and their role in producing political conflicts. It's not too much to hope that the book will help to reduce those conflicts." --Richard E. Nisbett, University of Michigan, Author of "The Geography of Thought"
    Table of contents
    Introduction  Part I Intuitions Come First, Strategic Reasoning Second 1 Where Does Morality Come From? 2 The Intuitive Dog and Its Rational Tail 3 Elephants Rule 4 Vote for Me (Here’s Why) Part II There’s More to Morality than Harm and Fairness 5 Beyond WEIRD Morality 6 Taste Buds of the Righteous Mind 7 The Moral Foundations of Politics 8 The Conservative Advantage Part III Morality Binds and Blinds 9 Why Are We So Groupish? 10 The Hive Switch 11 Religion Is a Team Sport 12 Can’t We All Disagree More Constructively? Conclusion Acknowledgments Notes References Index