Book Discussion: The Righteous Mind
Saturdays, March 6, 13, and 20, 10–11:30 a.m. via Zoom
Registration is open now for a 3-session online discussion on the book, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion, by research psychologist Jonathan Haidt. UUC member Jonathan Tweet will facilitate this discussion on three consecutive Saturdays in March.
Jonathan Tweet, the discussion facilitator, shares:
Jonathan Haidt’s book The Righteous Mind is the book I recommend the most. It has changed the way I understand political conflict. Irrational behavior that used to baffle me, such as denying evolution or thinking Saddam Hussein was behind 9/11, now makes perfect sense to me. Haidt shows how political and religious conflicts are grounded in evolved, moral feelings. These feelings provide us with moral judgments, for which we then invent justifications so plausible that we believe them ourselves. UUC’s Science Book Group read this book last spring and loved it. It’s about the new science of community, social identity & innate morality.
Your advance registration will help with planning, but drop-in attendance is also welcome. If you don’t get a chance to read the book before the meetings, come anyway! You can still get a lot out of the discussion, and we’ll all benefit from your participation. Feel free to bring others, too.
Bonus: If you’d like a link to a free audiobook, please contact Jonathan Tweet.