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Moral Tribes

Emotion, Reason and the Gap Between Us and Them

By Joshua Greene

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Format: Paperback, 432 pages, Export/Airside Edition
Other Information: 27 integrated b&w illustrations
Published In: United Kingdom, 02 January 2014
Our brains were designed for tribal life, for getting along with a select group of others (Us), and for fighting off everyone else (Them). But modern life has thrust the world's tribes into a shared space, creating conflicts of interest and clashes of values, along with unprecedented opportunities. As the world shrinks, the moral lines that divide us become more salient and more puzzling. We fight over everything from tax codes to gay marriage to global warming, and we wonder where, if at all, we can find our common ground.A grand synthesis of neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy, Moral Tribes reveals the underlying causes of modern conflict and lights a way forward. Our emotions make us social animals, turning Me into Us. But they also make us tribal animals, turning Us against Them. Our tribal emotions make us fight, sometimes with bombs, sometimes with words, and often with life-and-death stakes. Drawing inspiration from moral philosophy and cutting-edge science, Moral Tribes shows when we should trust our instincts, when we should reason, and how the right kind of reasoning can move us forward.Joshua Greene is the director of Harvard University's Moral Cognition Lab, a pioneering scientist, a philosopher, and an acclaimed teacher. The great challenge of Moral Tribes is this: How can we get along with Them when what they want feels so wrong? Finally, Greene offers a surprisingly simple set of maxims for navigating the modern moral terrain, a practical road map for solving problems and living better lives.

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'After two and a half millennia, it's rare to come across a genuinely new idea on the nature of morality, but in this book Josh Greene advances not one but several... Moral Tribes is a landmark in our understanding of morality and the moral sense.' Steven Pinker

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Joshua Greene is the John and Ruth Hazel Associate Professor of the Social Sciences and the director of the Moral Cognition Lab in Harvard University's Department of Psychology.

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More than a decade in the making, Moral Tribes is a masterpiece - a landmark work brimming with originality and insight that also happens to be wickedly fun to read. The only disappointing thing about this book is that it ends. -- Daniel Gilbert Brilliant and enlightening... This book should be widely read and discussed. -- Peter Singer A decade ago, the wunderkind Joshua Greene helped start the field of moral neuroscience, producing dazzling research findings. In this equally dazzling book, Greene shows that he is also one of the field's premier synthesists. -- Robert Sapolsky With wit and clarity, Greene steers the reader through a mountain of evidence... A challenging and fascinating read. * Independent on Sunday * This is an important synthesising work of great depth and breadth. Time and again Greene nails what is centrally important -- Julian Baggini * Financial Times * There is a wealth of books in this area, but Greene has something new to bring to the debate... Thoughtful and thought-provoking * Times Literary Supplement *

EAN: 9781782393375
ISBN: 1782393374
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.3 x 3.1 centimetres (0.48 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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