Having covered the first two parts of “The Righteous Mind” by social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, we’ll use a second session to talk about the book’s final four chapters, as well as addressing the broader issues it raises. The book’s final section addresses our “groupishness” and Haidt’s thoughts on religion, including his argument that criticisms of organized religion typically miss the point, failing to recognize the important role it plays, even in modern societies.
Published in 2012, “The Righteous Mind” is available from Amazon for $16. Well written and accessible, it has 371 pages of text. You are welcome to join us even if you haven’t read the book, but would like to participate or just listen in on a discussion of these matters.
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