The Righteous Mind:
Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
Jon Haidt uses the social science of psychology to explain the origins and future of morality.
- What binds people together?
- Are people rational or intuitive?
- Is the news for information or entertainment?
- Is there one and only one right way, one master moral code?
- Will religious and political diversity lead us to tolerance and acceptance, or to division and suspicion?
- April 29. My Uncle shows me his copy of The Righteous Mind. I make note of it and add it to my wish list.
- May 2. I catch author Jon Haidt on the Colbert Report, and text my Uncle.
- May 3. Good email feedback from my Uncle inspires me to introduce Haidt to blog readers with my endorsement.
- All things are connected, and
- Getting along, i.e., maintaining balance, is essential.
- Haidt's U Va website http://people.virginia.edu/~jdh6n/
- Haidt's TED profile http://www.ted.com/speakers/jonathan_haidt.html
- Haidt's Wikipedia biography http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Haidt
- Haidt's Righteous Mind book website http://righteousmind.com/
- Amazon's Righteous Mind book review http://www.amazon.com/The-Righteous-Mind-Politics-Religion/dp/0307377903
- NY Times' (Liberal?) Righteous Mind book review nytimes.com/books/review/the-righteous-mind-by-jonathan-haidt
- Wall Street Journal's (Conservative?) Righteous Mind book review http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304692804577281311514282028.html