The Righteous Mind

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

By  Jonathan Haidt

Sundays 10:00 am in Room 305

October 15, 2017 – January 21, 2018

Facilitated by Diana Pollard


A groundbreaking investigation into the origins of morality, Haidt shows why liberals, conservatives, and libertarians have such different intuitions about right and wrong. He shows why each side is actually right about many of its central concerns. In this subtle yet accessible book, Haidt gives you the key to understanding the miracle of human cooperation, as well as the curse of our eternal divisions and conflicts. If you’re ready to trade in anger for understanding, read The Righteous Mind.

Our Reading TimelineDatePage
IntroductionOct 15xvii
Part IIntuitions Come First, Strategic Reasoning Second
1Where Does Morality Come From?Oct 153
2The Intuitive Dog and Its Rational TailOct 2232
3Elephants RuleOct 2961
4Vote for Me (Here’s Why)Nov 584
Part IIThere’s More to Morality than Harm and Fairness
5Beyond WEIRD MoralityNov 5111
6Taste Buds of the Righteous MindNov 12131
7The Moral Foundations of PoliticsNov 19150
8The Conservative AdvantageDec 3180
Part IIIMorality Binds and Blinds
9Why Are We So Groupish?Dec 10219
10The Hive SwitchDec 17256
11Religions Is a Team SportJan 7285
12Can’t We All Disagree More Constructively?Jan 14319
12Can’t We All Disagree More Constructively?Jan 21We will not meet November 26th, December 24th and December 31th