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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion Summary
Jonathan Haidt

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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion Summary

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The Righteous Mind - Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt is an extensive exploration of man's morality and how it originated and has evolved. Haidt begins with a fundamental question: is man's morality a result of nature or nurture? He asks if man's morality is innate and learned; is the way we treat others just shooting from the hip and a natural reaction that is hard-wired into our genes or is it our upbringing that sets the framework of our morality?

With such a heady premise, Haidt goes on to explore the various theories and concepts that have emerged over many centuries that touch upon this profound question. Haidt presents the theories of developmental psychologist Jean Piaget who found that children have an innate sense of fairness. Psychologist Elliot Turiel learned that young children found that a child's action was wrong if...

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