| 4.1/5 |
13 March 2012
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Goodreads Choice Awards Best Nonfiction
Moral Tribes, Moral Minds, The Moral Landscape, The Honest Truth About Dishones, Free Will
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion is a 2012 social psychology book by Jonathan Haidt, in which Haidt describes human morality as it relates to politics and religion. Haidt attempts to reach common ground between liberals and conservatives. Haidt argues that people are too quick to denigrate other points of view without giving those views full consideration. He makes the case in the book for morality having multiple foundations, and said in an interview that morality “is at least six things, and probably a lot more than that” and “[religion and politics are] … expressions of our tribal, groupish, righteous nature.” Haidt himself acknowledges that while he has been a liberal all his life, he is now more open to other points of view.
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The book received positive reviews and was #6 on the New York Times' best seller list for non-fiction in April, 2012.