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The thing that saddens me when I read books on moral psychology is that it makes it clear that we as a species have come to a good understanding about how it is we think, yet that understanding doesn't filter down to the individual level. He said "it should be required reading for all Americans, read it." As the reader this was quite jarring, as he was seeming to make the same mistake Sam Harris did in The Moral Landscape by descending into neurobabble.For example, much is made of Western Educated Industrial Rich and Democratic (WEIRD) phenomenon of moral psychology where the educated products of enlightenment thinking see the role of moral thought in a very different way from all other societies (and even the poor in their own society).

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So here's my problem with that. Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Isabel Wilkerson. For that, the book is good.

More work needs to be done on the evidence. 1) I am liberal and have a hard time, as he says, understanding how the groupish intuitions might continue to retain their value as moral intuitions in the modern world. Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. The most important part of Haidt's research and the argument of this book is that liberal and conservatives share these moral intuitions but tend to emphasize them very differently, and it is the different emphases that cause the divisions among us. Truly eye opening, and the narration of the author just elevates the experience of understanding these relations further. Sanctity/degradation: abhorrence for disgusting things, foods, actions. The reason libertarians and other conservatives want to reform welfare and entitlement programs is not some selfish agenda, butbecausewe care about the recipients, and everyone else. Care/harm: cherishing and protecting others.2. I think there are answers and many of the answers are compelling, but not all answers will be final or correct. Douglas Murray, The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, By: Mel Foster, How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses & Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History, Narrated by: Every aspect of our lives as American citizensfrom education to law and justice, from healthcare to financial stabilityis directly impacted by the systems that rule us and the leaders who guide us. I can't marry my partner, because too many people in this country believe that to allow me to do so would somehow violate the purity/sanctity of heterosexual marriage. Many thanks to Jonathan Haidt for an outstanding contribution to the field of moral psychology, and for knitting together neuroscience, anthropology, and political sociology -- well done! ideology morals I would recommend listening to The Happiness Hypothesis prior to The Righteous Mind.

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Heather Heying, Bret Weinstein, Narrated by: I appreciate order AND I know rules and laws exist to serve a social purpose but my eternal soul is not at risk should I fail to worship compliance.Haidt is correct in that Conservatives indulge their ethical tastes more broadly. Authority/subversion: obeying tradition and legitimate authority. "World Domination2012". Jonathan Haidt, and others. Yet Haidt uses the government as "the vehicle" for the caring effort in his questions, in order to get the results that he wants. 3) Too much of Haidt's argument has the flavor of a naturalistic fallacy. For example, one of the questions from his website that he bases this idea on is the following: "Do you agree that the government should do more to advance the common good, even if that means limiting the freedom and choices of individuals? Personal stories he tells are especially powerful this way, and his best stories are those that reveal the pivotal experiences in his own life that led him from social/political liberal to a wider embrace of the full spectrum of moral and ethical appreciation. It was refreshing to be reminded that the other side is not evil, just different in their approach to what is morally right. Capital STEEZ's 'Killuminati' - Discover the Sample Source", "Joey Bada$$ feat. 17 July 2012. The fact he offered no evidence suggests the idea is so embedded in his thinking he doesn't realize it's an empirical question.Heidt is also, at times, slips into relativism, suggesting (I think without meaning to) that understanding why someone believes something is right or wrong is to justify that moral belief. Victor Bevine, Everything You Need to Know About American Law, Narrated by: An alternative take is that the moral foundations are fine as is, but the groups to which they are applied must be continually enlarged to include everyone, and then perhaps everything. Morality becomes all encompassing. His theories have helped change the whole nature of the study of social biology, and have forced thousands to rethink their beliefs about life. The big word on the left is "compassion" but their big agenda is all about "dependency". In the United States (my very divided country), we live in relative abundance. Yes.Do I agree that this list is the end-all, be-all of our Moral compass? I wonder if political polarization would go down across societies if everyone had a chance to listen to this book? Haidt offers an insightful breakdown into the irrationality of our collective political and moral conscientiousness. Malcolm Gladwell. 2) I am a member of a group (gays) that has been and still is legally disenfranchised in this country, and that disenfranchisement is largely justified by referral to the moral intuition purity. Heather Heying, and others. What Haidt and colleagues argue is that when we disagree with our ideological counterparts, the disagreements arise from differences in the weight we apply to these moral intuitions. Still, it has its merits towards trying to sympathise with the conservative side. Steven Pinker. I'm a new PhD student in political science & international studies, this the timing was perfect. I learned a tremendous amount about unconscious assumptions I held, and recent historical developments during my lifetime.

It is primarily the conservative intuitions that have been responsible for providing the glue that held groups together over our evolutionary history, and it is as groups that human beings have generated a culture that has distanced us from our primitive ape cousins.Not much to take issue with there.Ultimately, however, Haidt explains that his study of morality produced in him a sort of conversion from liberal to moderately conservative, having discovered the value of groupish moral intuitions. [4][5][6][7] Music videos have been released for "Hardknock", "Survival Tactics", "FromdaTomb$" and "Waves". This can be seen in who donates the most to charities and in most other aspect of life. His starting point is moral intuition - the nearly instantaneous perceptions we all have about other people and the things they do. I absolutely recommend it to anyone who is just barely puzzled by what is happening currently around us. While those among us who are liberals care more about justice and care, without the other intuitions, we would never have achieved the groupishness and hence the culture that separates humans from other animals. I would highly recommend to anyone who is struggling to understand why everyone is so angry at the moment and why it seems like understand the other point of view appears to be a dying and forbidden trait. While tackling these questions, Malcolm Gladwell was not solely writing a book for the page. The utility of these modules is entirely contextual though. You really should read this. I intend to foist it on my unsuspecting husband next road trip.Jonathan Haidt (pronounced like 'height', btw, not 'hate') gets an extra star on the performance because he actually verbally describes photos, charts, and graphs (!) Their message is an ethical meal that satisfies many of our cravings. It is another social science draft that gives another way to look at how we think, how our thinking has evolved, and how we interact with each other. I will quibble with a few things. Joshua Greene. The question of whether or not people see morality a particular way doesn't make that way warranted. I am really surprised at how much this book comes up in conversations now a days. In the first five minutes, Jonathan Haidt has such a clear bias I couldnt get through the rest of the chapter without my mind constantly picking up little digs here and there. While he himself makes this point late in the book, he avoidably crosses the line into relativism more than once early on. By: In fact, I recall watching online a spring 2012 interview that Bill Moyers conducted with the author, and Bill's curiosity and open delight in this larger worldview are a treasure to watch. I wished I had taken the survey on yourmorals dot org before reading/listening to The Righteous Mind. Of course libertarians believe the welfare state harms the liberty foundation, but we also know that it harms those its intended to help. No. The author did a great job. Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward, Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them, Narrated by: (Alternate name: Proportionality)3. Be afraid, and start to speak up against these people and their nightmare vision and totalitarian agenda, before it's too late. We live in a world of seeds. He's looking for wisdom. Moreover, we are all moral hypocrites, acting to maximise our good reputation, with our moral rationalisations serving as press officer to our emotional prejudices.Haidt cites a ton of research (including his own), underpinned by psychology, anthropology, neuroscience & evolutionary theory: the latter an elegant mix of Selfish Gene, Multi-Level selection and Dual Inheritance Theory, summed up in the sound-byte that we are 90% chimp and 10% hive mentality. By: A pathbreaking neuroscientist reveals how our social instincts turn Me into Us, but turn Us against Them - and what we can do about it. that I tend to become stingy about my time reading a traditional book. Of course, that is my parochial concern, but I can point to similar concerns that would affect nearly everyone. But the overall message of this book is so important nothing can make me give it less than 5. In brief, liberals tend to assign moral weight to issues of justice (is it fair - does everyone have an equal chance) and harm/care (does it cause harm to another - bad; or does it help another - good).

This should be required reading before people are allowed to voice opinions in the political process. Anyway looking forward to Jonathan Haidt's coming book on capitalism. Haidt shows us how these intuitions differ across cultures, including the cultures of the political left and right. 1999 is the debut mixtape by American rapper Joey Badass. Interesting to learn how our brains work in this department and how we can strive to be more thoughtful before our subconscious completely takes over. Sapolsky's storytelling concept is delightful but it also has a powerful intrinsic logic: He starts by looking at the factors that bear on a person's reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs, and then hops back in time from there, in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its evolutionary legacy. If you can't learn from this approach, you're likely to be unreachable. This book is purely incredible. For evolutionary biologists Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein, the cause of our troubles is clear: The accelerating rate of change in the modern world has outstripped the capacity of our brains and bodies to adapt. I will give just one example to show how Haidt uses flawed and biased research to attempt to manipulate the reader to buy into his rather transparent agenda.Haidt claims that libertarians give the care/harm foundation very little weight. We've created a culture where we all operate under the illusion that we need to be right. Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains. By: And as far as the presentation goes, Haidt's willingness to describe the diagrams was useful, and him breaking out in song was an unexpected joy. Our own values feel like 'The Truth' and the more moral we are, the more self-righteous in imposing our own moral framework. By: Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts. "Thinking Fast and Slow" by Kahneman and "The Believing Brain" by Shermer in terms of understanding neuroscience and the way our brains, opinions and behaviors come about. His basis for this theory is his own flawed research, based on loaded questions intended to get the results he is looking for. What other book might you compare The Righteous Mind to and why? (Alternate name: Respect.)6. It does not require that we respect or agree with throwing acid in women's faces or treating lower classes with discrimination.

For liberals, there really are just two primary moral issues, fairness and harm/care, while conservatives also value authority, loyalty, purity and liberty to a great extent. By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's, Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion. In September 2012, Joey Badass later released a mixtape named Rejex, which contains 14 tracks of primitive recordings, or material that did not make it to the final version of 1999. We convince ourselves that our thoughts and actions stem from some innate ability to realize and appreciate a guiding, transcendent truth, whether it be social, spiritual or logical. Always like it when the author narrates his/her own book. Richard Dawkins. Some of this is a much-needed reckoning, but much of it fatally undermines the very things that created the greatest, most humane civilization in the world. But I think this would also make a great introduction if you've never heard any evolutionary psychology before. Haidt is part of the dangerous global "elite" who are pushing for a centralized one-world government with total control over the people, and an eventual elimination of all private property rights. Liberals wish to be free of constraints applied by other members of the group, while conservatives think of liberty as freedom from government. Better understanding why people believe what they do is valuable for moving issues forward. Feinman illuminates each discussion with many intriguing, outrageous, and infamous cases.

So, for example, he suggests our sense of sacredness can only exist if we have a sense of disgust to contrast it. By: By the end, there's perhaps a means to appreciate where other people are coming from.One major problem was that in his efforts to give a descriptive moral psychology, he ignored the prescriptive aspect. I enjoy my groups of shared interest AND I don't need to denigrate or vilify any groups to which I do not belong. Those of us (myself included) who discover that his worldview and ideas reshape our own will either want to listen to the audio twice or also purchase the print version -- to enable note taking and marking up of the most important pages. Whilst I don't share his evolutionary worldview, his thesis explains a lot about politics today. "Funky Ho's" contains a sample of "All Night" by Xperad. He also cites research showing that conservatives are better able to take the view of a liberal into account that vice versa, and invites liberals to try to broaden their view to include these other intuitions. The culture of safety and its intolerance of opposing viewpoints has left many young people anxious and unprepared for adult life. Haidt's writing style is very accessible, and whether or not you agree with him by the end, anyone who carefully listens should at least appreciate where he was coming from. The NY Times will headline "Research shows liberals care more about others than conservatives". ), the author's tone and personal story vignettes are absolutely vital to keep me from becoming defensive (and thus no longer really listening).

him & me) are "WIERD" outliers, using just three moral foundations of harm, freedom, and fairness, when for conservative & non Western cultures, morality includes a far broader spectrum of sensibilities, including hierarchy, loyalty and sacredness. It is the kind of book that one needs to study rather than read once. While he makes an interesting case for why moral psychology as a discipline has misfired by focusing on the WEIRD, be doesn't address the inverse case - why some of us are WEIRD?