sarah's geek crushes

Finally (two weeks overdue!) finished “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion” by Jonathan Haidt, and I… Can’t even…

It was a supremely interesting and, in my view, balanced argument. He includes over 30 pages of references and has dozens of footnotes each chapter; I can’t begin to fathom how much work and research could be done on the contents of those alone. At the same time, his central principles (1, Intuitions Come First, Strategic Reasoning Second; 2, There’s More to Morality than Harm and Fairness; 3, Morality Binds and Blinds) are easy to keep in mind, even if the science behind them is vast.

So, 10/10, would read more Jonathan Haidt (I have placed so many holds and downloaded so many papers because of this book, you don’t even know).

Next up, The Geography of Thought by Richard Nisbett.