Jonathan Haidt: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion

Jonathan Haidt’s book of 2012, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, asks why people hold such wildly differing beliefs, and why the views of others can often seem so illogical. Haidt claims that the moral judgements upon which political and religious beliefs are largely based arise not from reason but from intuition. Haidt shows us how these intuitions differ across cultures, including the political cultures of the left and the right. We will investigate his argument that these differences can be satisfactorily explained by insights from anthropology, history, philosophy, social psychology and evolutionary theory.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

SUGGESTED READING

COURSE OUTLINE

  • The author and his work: Jonathan Haidt – American social psychologist.
  • The purpose and structure of: The Righteous Mind.
  • The key arguments of: The Righteous Mind.
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<p>Jonathan Haidt’s book of 2012, <em>The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion</em>, asks why people hold such wildly differing beliefs, and why the views of others can

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13 Dec

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