Summer reading: The Righteous Mind

Book cover for The Righteous MindThe Righteous Mind
Jonathan Haidt

This book explores the implications of moral philosophy for political polarization. A lot of what we disagree about can be boiled down to six foundations of moral value. Different political perspectives correlate with different moral foundations. If we don’t understand one another’s values, we wind up polarized. But the real reason this is a must-read is that it demonstrates how we base our moral judgements on emotional reaction rather than information and thought. All of us.

Associate Professor of Practice
Goldman School of Public Policy

This book is part of the 2020 Berkeley Summer Reading List. Stay tuned for more weekly posts!