The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion Topics for Discussion

Jonathan Haidt
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Make the case that "morality" is a result of nature and make the opposing case that it is the result of nurture.

Describe the works of Lawrence Kohlberg and Elliot Turiel in the study of human morality.

What was Thomas Jefferson's theory on dualism? How did he come to develop the concept and how did it impact his personal life?

What does the author mean by the "rider" and the "elephant" that reside within each person? What are the roles of each in the development of a person's righteous mind?

What morality theory was developed by Richard Shweder? What three main elements did he define and what impact did he claim they had on a individual's morality?

Describe individual versus group morality? What is the importance and purpose of each?

What is the yin and the yang? Why is it necessary for a successful...

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