Brain Books Discussion Group

Brain Books Discussion Group “The Righteous Mind: How Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion”

Join the Brain Books Discussion Group on the topic of The Righteous Mind: How Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathon Haidt, on Tuesday, February 26, from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., in the Guanajuato Room of the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Boulevard.

Why can’t our political leaders work together as threats loom and problems mount? Why do people so readily assume the worst about the motives of their fellow citizens? In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding.

Drawing on his twenty five years of groundbreaking research on moral psychology, Mr. Haidt shows how moral judgments arise not from reason but from gut feelings. He shows why liberals, conservatives, and libertarians have such different intuitions about right and wrong, and he shows why each side is actually right about many of its central concerns. In this subtle yet accessible book, Mr. Haidt gives the key to understanding the miracle of human cooperation, as well as the curse of our eternal divisions and conflicts.

For more information, please call the Ashland Branch Library at 541-774-6996 or visit

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