Ed's Reviews > The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion

The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Jul 27, 2011

it was amazing

Well this is a head's up to what I suspect will be my favorite book of 2011, though it is not published until January 2012. Those who read Jonathan Haidt's book The Happiness Hypothesis will I think find this book even more extraordinary. As I read it in manuscript, I am not really at liberty to give away too much content, but it goes well beyond the model on Jon's Moral Foundations website, where he constructed a research based model of the different moral universes of liberals, conservatives and more recently libertarians. What this book is about is a project for the neuroscience foundations of morality and I find his research utterly convincing, very generative and unfortunately likely to mean I will have to re-write portions of my own book on conflict.:) And I do think it calls for a major re-think of political strategies across the political spectrum.

Footnote: I have not met Jon, but as our research interests, his in morale psychology, and mine in conflict are parallel paths in many ways, with many links and connections, I have corresponded with him for some years now.
5 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Righteous Mind.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

Started Reading
July 27, 2011 – Shelved
July 27, 2011 – Finished Reading

No comments have been added yet.