Moral Tribes
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Moral Tribes


  • Author : Joshua Greene
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-10-31
  • Genre: Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781101638675

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Moral Tribes Book Description :
“Surprising and remarkable…Toggling between big ideas, technical details, and his personal intellectual journey, Greene writes a thesis suitable to both airplane reading and PhD seminars.”—The Boston Globe 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 times have forced the world’s tribes into a shared space, resulting in epic 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 neuroscien...

Moral Tribes
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

Moral Tribes


  • Author : Joshua Greene
  • Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2014-01-02
  • Genre: Psychology
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781782393382

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Moral Tribes Book Description :
A ground-breaking and ambitious book that promotes a new understanding of morality, one that will help us to solve society's biggest problems. 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...

Moral Tribes
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Moral Tribes


  • Author : Joshua David Greene
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-12-30
  • Genre: Philosophy
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780143126058

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Moral Tribes Book Description :
A path-breaking neuroscientist explores how globalization has illuminated the deep moral divisions between opposing sides, drawing on pioneering research to reveal the evolutionary sources of morality while outlining recommendations for bridging divided cultures....

The Righteous Mind
Score: 3.5
From 28 Ratings

The Righteous Mind


  • Author : Jonathan Haidt
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Philosophy
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780307455772

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The Righteous Mind Book Description :
Presents a groundbreaking investigation into the origins of morality at the core of religion and politics, offering scholarly insight into the motivations behind cultural clashes that are polarizing America....

Vexed

Vexed


  • Author : James Mumford
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-03-05
  • Genre: Philosophy
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781472966353

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Vexed Book Description :
Across the democratic West, politics has become deeply polarised and profoundly personal. Challenge someone's political views and increasingly you challenge their very being. And yet, do our political tribes even make sense? Look carefully, and on the most important ethical issues of the age – assisted dying, social welfare, sexual liberation, abortion, gun control, the environment, technology, justice – the instinctive positions of both the Left and the Right are riven with contradictions. In this refreshing and eye-opening book, James Mumford, a public thinker and independent commentator, questions the basic assumptions of our political groups. His challenge is simple: 'Why should believing strongly about one topic mean the automatic adoption o...

Political Tribes
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Political Tribes


  • Author : Amy Chua
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-02-20
  • Genre: Political Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780399562860

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Political Tribes Book Description :
The bestselling author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Yale Law School Professor Amy Chua offers a bold new prescription for reversing our foreign policy failures and overcoming our destructive political tribalism at home Humans are tribal. We need to belong to groups. In many parts of the world, the group identities that matter most – the ones that people will kill and die for – are ethnic, religious, sectarian, or clan-based. But because America tends to see the world in terms of nation-states engaged in great ideological battles – Capitalism vs. Communism, Democracy vs. Authoritarianism, the “Free World” vs. the “Axis of Evil” – we are often spectacularly blind to the power of tribal politics. Time and again this blindness has ...

Tribe
Score: 4
From 414 Ratings

Tribe


  • Author : Sebastian Junger
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-05-24
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781443449601

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Tribe Book Description :
Sebastian Junger, the bestselling author of War and The Perfect Storm, takes a critical look at post-traumatic stress disorder and the many challenges today’s returning veterans face in modern society. There are ancient tribal human behaviors-loyalty, inter-reliance, cooperation-that flare up in communities during times of turmoil and suffering. These are the very same behaviors that typify good soldiering and foster a sense of belonging among troops, whether they’re fighting on the front lines or engaged in non-combat activities away from the action. Drawing from history, psychology, and anthropology, bestselling author Sebastian Junger shows us just how at odds the structure of modern society is with our tribal instincts, arguing that the diffi...

The Better Angels of Our Nature
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

The Better Angels of Our Nature


  • Author : Steven Pinker
  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • Release Date : 2012-09
  • Genre: Psychology
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780143122012

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The Better Angels of Our Nature Book Description :
Presents a controversial history of violence which argues that today's world is the most peaceful time in human existence, drawing on psychological insights into intrinsic values that are causing people to condemn violence as an acceptable measure....

The Pagan Tribes of Borneo

The Pagan Tribes of Borneo


  • Author : Charles Hose
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781402161421

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The Pagan Tribes of Borneo Book Description :
This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by Macmillan and Co., Limited in London, 1912. This book contains color illustrations....

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie  Oprah s Book Club 2 0 Digital Edition
Score: 3.5
From 59 Ratings

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie Oprah s Book Club 2 0 Digital Edition


  • Author : Ayana Mathis
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Fiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780385350297

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The Twelve Tribes of Hattie Oprah s Book Club 2 0 Digital Edition Book Description :
The newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection: this special eBook edition of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis features exclusive content, including Oprah’s personal notes highlighted within the text, and a reading group guide. The arrival of a major new voice in contemporary fiction. A debut of extraordinary distinction: Ayana Mathis tells the story of the children of the Great Migration through the trials of one unforgettable family. In 1923, fifteen-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia and settles in Philadelphia, hoping for a chance at a better life. Instead, she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappointment and watches helplessly as her firstborn twins succumb to an illness a few pennies could have prevented. Hattie gi...

The Evolution of Morality
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Evolution of Morality


  • Author : Richard Joyce
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2007-08-24
  • Genre: Philosophy
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  • ISBN 10 : 0262263254

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The Evolution of Morality Book Description :
Moral thinking pervades our practical lives, but where did this way of thinking come from, and what purpose does it serve? Is it to be explained by environmental pressures on our ancestors a million years ago, or is it a cultural invention of more recent origin? In The Evolution of Morality, Richard Joyce takes up these controversial questions, finding that the evidence supports an innate basis to human morality. As a moral philosopher, Joyce is interested in whether any implications follow from this hypothesis. Might the fact that the human brain has been biologically prepared by natural selection to engage in moral judgment serve in some sense to vindicate this way of thinking—staving off the threat of moral skepticism, or even undergirding some ...

The Moral Economy

The Moral Economy


  • Author : Samuel Bowles
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-05-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780300221084

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The Moral Economy Book Description :
Should the idea of economic man—the amoral and self-interested Homo economicus—determine how we expect people to respond to monetary rewards, punishments, and other incentives? Samuel Bowles answers with a resounding “no.” Policies that follow from this paradigm, he shows, may “crowd out” ethical and generous motives and thus backfire. But incentives per se are not really the culprit. Bowles shows that crowding out occurs when the message conveyed by fines and rewards is that self-interest is expected, that the employer thinks the workforce is lazy, or that the citizen cannot otherwise be trusted to contribute to the public good. Using historical and recent case studies as well as behavioral experiments, Bowles shows how well-designed inc...

Sidetracked

Sidetracked


  • Author : Francesca Gino
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Release Date : 2013-02-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781422191385

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Sidetracked Book Description :
You may not realize it but simple, irrelevant factors can have profound consequences on your decisions and behavior, often diverting you from your original plans and desires. Sidetracked will help you identify and avoid these influences so the decisions you make do stick—and you finally reach your intended goals. Psychologist and Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino has long studied the factors at play when judgment and decision making collide with the results of our choices in real life. In this book she explores inconsistent decisions played out in a wide range of circumstances—from our roles as consumers and employees (what we buy, how we manage others) to the choices that we make more broadly as human beings (who we date, how we d...

The Second Mountain
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

The Second Mountain


  • Author : David Brooks
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2020-05-26
  • Genre: Philosophy
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780812983425

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The Second Mountain Book Description :
"Every so often, you meet people who radiate joy--who seem to know why they were put on this earth, who glow with a kind of inner light. This inner peace, David Brooks reveals, comes not from a life of self-centered achievement but a life of interdependence and commitment to others. In The Second Mountain, David Brooks explores the four main commitments that define a virtuous and meaningful life: to a spouse and family, to a vocation, to a philosophy or faith, and to a community. Our personal fulfillment ultimately depends on how well we choose and execute these commitments. We have taken individualism to the extreme, Brooks argues, and in the process we have torn the social fabric in a thousand different ways. In The Second Mountain, Brooks gives us...

Born to Run
Score: 4
From 3,871 Ratings

Born to Run


  • Author : Christopher McDougall
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780307279187

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Born to Run Book Description :
Recounts the author's experiences with the reclusive Tarahumara Indians, whose techniques allow them to run long distances with ease, and describes his training for a fifty-mile race with the tribe and a number of ultramarathoners....

Moral Brains

Moral Brains


  • Author : S. Matthew Liao
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-15
  • Genre: Philosophy
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780190614508

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Moral Brains Book Description :
In the last fifteen years, there has been significant interest in studying the brain structures involved in moral judgments using novel techniques from neuroscience such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Many people, including a number of philosophers, believe that results from neuroscience have the potential to settle seemingly intractable debates concerning the nature, practice, and reliability of moral judgments. This has led to a flurry of scientific and philosophical activities, resulting in the rapid growth of the new field of moral neuroscience. There is now a vast array of ongoing scientific research devoted towards understanding the neural correlates of moral judgments, accompanied by a large philosophical literature aimed at ...

Regard for Reason in the Moral Mind

Regard for Reason in the Moral Mind


  • Author : Joshua May
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-28
  • Genre: Philosophy
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780198811572

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Regard for Reason in the Moral Mind Book Description :
The burgeoning science of ethics has fostered pessimism about moral thought and action: we're told that they are driven by arbitrary factors and unreasoned feelings. Joshua May argues compellingly that this pessimism is not justified: moral judgment and motivation are fundamentally rational enterprises not beholden to the passions....

Aristotle  Nicomachean Ethics

Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics


  • Author : Aristotle
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2000-03-30
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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  • ISBN 10 : 0521635462

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Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics Book Description :
An accessible new translation of one of the most significant works in moral philosophy....

There There
Score: 4
From 68 Ratings

There There


  • Author : Tommy Orange
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2018-06-05
  • Genre: Fiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780771073021

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There There Book Description :
Here is a voice we have never heard--a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with stunning urgency and force. Here is a story of several people, each of whom has private reasons for travelling to the Big Oakland Powwow. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life together after his uncle's death and has come to work at the powwow to honour his uncle's memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil Red Feather, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and has come to the powwow to dance in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred traditi...

Empire of the Summer Moon
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

Empire of the Summer Moon


  • Author : S. C. Gwynne
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-05-25
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781416597155

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Empire of the Summer Moon Book Description :
The Epic New York Times Bestseller Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award A New York Times Notable Book Winner of the Texas Book Award Winner of the Oklahoma Book Award This stunning historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West “is nothing short of a revelation…will leave dust and blood on your jeans” (The New York Times Book Review). Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia ...