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PBK Book Club Discussion: _The Righteous Mind_ by Jonathan Haidt
April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join members of Boston PBK for a book discussion at Bourbon Coffee, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Porter Square, Cambridge, scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 7:30 PM. The coffee shop is located about 1 block towards Harvard Square from the Porter Square Redline T-stop. There is parking in the shopping center lot nearby. Offering house-made and locally-baked goods, there are many separate areas for groups to meet and converse. See their webpage at http://bourboncoffeeusa.com/cafes/#cafe-1 . The telephone number is 617.868.6500.
Guests of participants are welcome and please come even if you haven’t finished (or even started!) the book.
The discussion will be on this book:
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt
This well-researched examination of human moral impulses will appeal to liberals and conservatives alike following the 2016 presidential campaign and election.
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.
We look forward to a lively discussion with this timely book as a starting place.