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The Righteous Mind
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion | Jonathan Haidt
Presents a groundbreaking investigation into the origins of morality at the core of religion and politics, offering scholarly insight into the motivations behind cultural clashes that are polarizing America.
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Vivlio_Gnosi
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"Morality is the key to understanding humanity."

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Vivlio_Gnosi

"The president must invoke the name of God (though not Jesus), glorify America's heroes and history, quote its sacred texts (the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution), and perform the transubstantiation of pluribus into unum."

#nonfiction #politics

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Vivlio_Gnosi

"These foundations (care, fairness, loyalty, authority, and sanctity) are used differently, and to different degrees, to support moral matrices on the political left and right."

#nonfiction #politics

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Vivlio_Gnosi

"Progress happens when theories are tested, supported, and corrected by empirical evidence"

#nonfiction #religion #politics

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Vivlio_Gnosi

"So even if we all share the same small set of cognitive modules, we can hook actions up to modules in so many ways that we can build conflicting moral matrices on the same small set of foundations."

#nonfiction #religion #politics

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Gina
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And ...BOOM... there it is!

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lil_sips
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"Intuition comes first, strategic reasoning, second."
Some good analogies like elephant and rider..

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lil_sips
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Trying audio book for the first time! 🤞

RedJhon Could you let me know how it goes? I've been thinking on trying Audio Books for a while too😅 2y
lil_sips @RedJhon for sure :) 2y
llcoolnate I liked this one a lot. A few spots I felt like he was a little off on Adaption vs. Byproduct of religion. But enjoyed the analysis of Moral Dumbfounding (with premonitions as to the odd incestual slant), Group Selection, and even The Rider and the Elephant. Worth understanding those 4 alone, in my opinion. 2y
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lil_sips @llcoolnate yes true. I am overall not a big fan of non fictions like this, but it was not a bad experience for me overall. Somehow I feel in books like these, we all subconsciously already know what the author is trying to say and just get a whole new perspective to look at things. Some analogies were very good though. 2y
lil_sips @RedJhon It was hard at first to keep concentration. But then i got used to it. You can listen to it while doing mundane activities which don't required much attention. You can change the pace of dictation as per your convenience 2y
llcoolnate @lil_sips yeah that's a good point! 2y
RedJhon @lil_sips yeah, I've been listening to Audio books while taking a walk... It's been fun :) 2y
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smallthings
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I love this book! Gives me so much to think about. Now I'm nagging my husband to read it too, so we can talk it over. I even offered to read it to him :) There's so many interesting ideas I wish everyone knew about.

(on the picture polish edition of the book)

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MelissaSue81
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I found this book so interesting. There were some parts that I felt went a bit over my head (I can‘t do philosophy. 🤦🏻‍♀️).. but the psychology aspects were so fascinating to me.. there are two sides to every story and of course there is some truth to both sides. How can we see it? While most of the book stayed mostly non partisan the end did took toward using the arguments to defend conservatism which is where it lost a star for me. #nfnov

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MelissaSue81
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Next up for #NFNov. Haidt is a social psychologist who specializes in “moral psychology”. So far his description of his studies on how people decided what is right and wrong are absolutely fascinating and also thought provoking. I hope this makes me question my own views a bit. @rsteve388 @Clwojick

Schnoebs I really found this one super interesting. The first half is very technical in research and if that‘s not your thing it can be hard to get through but the second half is really fascinating. 3y
Nute This sounds very interesting. 3y
MelissaSue81 @Schnoebs - I was an aspiring social psychologist at one point in my life so I think the research is great too!! 3y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds fascinating actually! 3y
Crazeedi This is on my tbr!!! 3y
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Berryfan
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Really extraordinary book. I can‘t say that I always agreed with every conclusion but the amount of research information provided was wonderful. If you like social psychology, read this book!

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GoneFishing

The authors pointed out that nearly all research in psychology is conducted on a very small subset of the human population: people from cultures that are Western, educated, industrialized, rich, and democratic (“WEIRD”). They then reviewed dozens of studies showing that WEIRD people are statistical outliers; they are the least typical, least representative people you could study if you want to make generalizations about human nature...

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GoneFishing

We‘re all stuck here for a while, so let‘s try to work it out.

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GoneFishing

It would be nice to believe that we humans were designed to love everyone unconditionally. Nice, but rather unlikely from an evolutionary perspective. Parochial love—love within groups—amplified by similarity, a sense of shared fate, and the suppression of free riders, may be the most we can accomplish.

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GoneFishing

skilled arguers … are not after the truth but after arguments supporting their views.

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GoneFishing

When I was a teenager I wished for world peace, but now I yearn for a world in which competing ideologies are kept in balance, systems of accountability keep us all from getting away with too much, and fewer people believe that righteous ends justify violent means. Not a very romantic wish, but one that we might actually achieve.

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GoneFishing

Happiness comes from between. It comes from getting the right relationships between yourself and others, yourself and your work, and yourself and something larger than yourself.

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GoneFishing

let‘s imagine that 95 % of the food on Earth magically disappears tonight, guaranteeing that almost all of us will starve to death within 2 months. Law and order collapse....Who among us will still be alive a year from now? Will it be the biggest, strongest, and most violent individuals in each town? Or will it be the people who manage to work together in groups to monopolize, hide, and share the remaining food supplies among themselves?

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GoneFishing

We‘re not always selfish hypocrites. We also have the ability, under special circumstances, to shut down our petty selves and become like cells in a larger body, or like bees in a hive, working for the good of the group. These experiences are often among the most cherished of our lives, although our hivishness can blind us to other moral concerns. Our bee-like nature facilitates altruism, heroism, war, and genocide.

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GoneFishing

when asked to write twenty statements beginning with the words “I am …,” Americans are likely to list their own internal psychological characteristics (happy, outgoing, interested in jazz), whereas East Asians are more likely to list their roles and relationships (a son, a husband, an employee of Fujitsu).

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GoneFishing

You can‘t make a dog happy by forcibly wagging its tail. And you can‘t change people‘s minds by utterly refuting their arguments.

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GoneFishing

Everyone cares about fairness, but there are two major kinds. On the left, fairness often implies equality, but on the right it means proportionality —people should be rewarded in proportion to what they contribute, even if that guarantees unequal outcomes.

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GoneFishing

Liberals score higher on measures of neophilia (also known as "openness to experience"), not just for new foods but also for new people, music, and ideas. Conservatives are higher on neophobia; they prefer to stick with what's tried and true, and they care a lot more about guarding borders, boundaries, and traditions.

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People who devote their lives to studying something often come to believe that the object of their fascination is the key to understanding everything.

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3.5 ⭐️

This book takes a deep psychological dive into the inner workings of the thought processes and values of people. From there it shows how it impacts our views on society, culture, religion and group involvement. The overarching concepts of homo duplex and the hive are fascinating and something I feel I can get behind. A great read to think about in current political climates.

#umn #gradlife #audiobook #audible #mpls #twincities

Schnoebs @Birdsong28 I‘m using this for an author I never heard of before for #52booksin52 4y
Birdsong28 See I told you, you would soon get through this challenge. 😁📚📖 4y
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Schnoebs
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Finally got back on the treadmill for a good hour of incline walking and reading. Really need to get this part of my routine again!

#exercise #readingandwalking #audiobook #audible #requiredreading #gradlife #mpls #twincities

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Schnoebs
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And so the tabbing begins for another books for class 😂

#requiredreading #audiobook #audible #nonfiction #student #gradlife #umn #mpls #twincities

jillannjohn Sounds interesting. 4y
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raelaschoenherr
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Just a little light beach reading 🏖

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This is a hilarious misrepresentation of how informative and thought-provoking this book really is.

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hgrimes
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I‘m pretty disappointed about this book. I‘ve read some articles Jonathan Haidt had written and enjoyed them and his perspective (even when I don‘t always agree). So I was really looking forward to reading his book and have had it on my TBR since long before the election. However, this book was dry and dense, and many of the arguments were deeply flawed. I ended it feeling really dissatisfied, and not feeling like I got much out of it.

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Been curious about this book for ages! It‘s naturally always checked out of the library these days given the current political climate. I only have a 2-week loan on this one (versus the default year loans I‘m spoiled with) and it looks a little long, so I‘m trying to get to it right away!

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taning
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Mutual understanding is complicated

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Morality binds and blinds. It binds us into ideological teams that fight each other as though the fate of the world depended on our side winning each battle. It blinds us to the fact that each team is composed of good people who have something important to say.

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Thought I would try to audio book it this week. I don't get many of these done. So far, it's holding my interest.

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Misanthropester
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Willfully superficial philosophy littered with hamfisted & rather ridiculous metaphors

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I have doubts about the quality of this...

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Lexeegee
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Understatement of the year.

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If authority is in part about protecting order and fending off chaos, then everyone has a stake in supporting the existing order and in holding people accountable for fulfilling the obligations of their station."

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Lexeegee

"Moral matrices bind people together and blind them to the coherence, or even existence, of other matrices. This makes it very difficult for people to consider the possibility that there might really be more than one form of moral truth, or more than one valid framework for judging people or running a society'.

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Lexeegee
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Waiting to get my tire fixed. Stupid nail. 😜

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