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

Jonathan Haidt
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"Thinking about moral issues seemed different from thinking about other kinds of questions because of the much greater need to provide reasons justifying your moral judgments to other people." (Chapter 1, page 5)

"'To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.' ~ Mark Twain" (Chapter One, page 8)

"To be human is to feel pulled in different directions, and to marvel - sometimes in horror - at your inability to control your own actions." (Chapter Two, page 27)

"The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others." (Chapter Five, page 96)

"Yet the conceptions held by others are available to us, in the sense that when we truly understand their conception of things we come to recognize possibilities latent within our own rationality. . . and those ways of conceiving of things become salient for...

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