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The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom Description:

In his widely praised book award winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt examines the world s philosophical wisdom through the lens of psychological science showing how a deeper understanding of enduring maxims like Do unto others as you would have others do unto you or What doesn t kill you makes you stronger can enrich and even transform our lives

Rating: 3.64 out of 5

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

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

This well researched examination of human moral impulses will appeal to liberals and conservatives alike following the presidential campaign and election br br As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has done the seemingly impossible challenged conventional thinking about morality politics and religion in a way that speaks to everyone on the political spectrum Drawing on his twenty five years of groundbreaking research on moral psychology he 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 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 br br A groundbreaking investigation into the origins of morality which turns out to be the basis for religion and politics The book is timely explaining the American culture wars and refuting the New Atheists scholarly integrating insights from many fields and great fun to read like Haidt s last book i The Happiness Hypothesis i

Rating: 3.48 out of 5

Can't We All Disagree More Constructively?: from The Righteous Mind (Kindle Single) (A Vintage Short)

Can't We All Disagree More Constructively?: from The Righteous Mind (Kindle Single) (A Vintage Short) Description:

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Rating: 3.48 out of 5

Three Stories about Capitalism: The moral psychology of economic life

Three Stories about Capitalism: The moral psychology of economic life Description:

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Rating: 3.33 out of 5

The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting up a Generation for Failure

The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting up a Generation for Failure Description:

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Rating: 3.26 out of 5

Meaning in Life and Why It Matters

Meaning in Life and Why It Matters Description:

br Most people including philosophers tend to classify human motives as falling into one of two categories the egoistic or the altruistic the self interested or the moral According to Susan Wolf however much of what motivates us does not comfortably fit into this scheme Often we act neither for our own sake nor out of duty or an impersonal concern for the world Rather we act out of love for objects that we rightly perceive as worthy of love and it is these actions that give meaning to our lives Wolf makes a compelling case that along with happiness and morality this kind of meaningfulness constitutes a distinctive dimension of a good life Written in a lively and engaging style and full of provocative examples Meaning in Life and Why It Matters is a profound and original reflection on a subject of permanent human concern br

Rating: 3.71 out of 5

Flourishing: Positive Psychology and the Life Well-Lived

Flourishing: Positive Psychology and the Life Well-Lived Description:

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Rating: 3.58 out of 5