The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion
by Jonathan Haidt
2014 / 528 pages
read by Jonathan Haidt – 11h
rating 9 / nonfiction – psychology / ethics
Good book – it’s going to have to go on my list of best 2015. Fascinating stuff. I’m not sure I agree with all of it – I’m not sure I fit the norm in all of his little tests. That’s okay – the book explains a whole lot. And it’s comprehensible – a true layman’s presentation – and Haidt has a nice sense of humor.
Haidt is not a partisan anything – he has no political axe to grind. He’s a generally liberal moral psychologist who has been studying people’s beliefs and behaviors for a long time. He finds that conservatives in the US have a broader gamut of moral underpinnings (foundations – values) to rely on than liberals. These are things like caring and authority and loyalty and freedom and fairness and so on. But beware fundamentalists – they have very few different types of underlying values. >>>>MORE>>>>