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Description - The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt

'A landmark contribution to humanity's understanding of itself' The New York Times

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?

Psychologist 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 us from the disputes that divide good people.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141039169
ISBN-10: 0141039167
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 2-May-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jonathan Haidt

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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