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The Resource Moral tribes : emotion, reason and the gap between us and them, Joshua Greene

Moral tribes : emotion, reason and the gap between us and them, Joshua Greene

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Moral tribes : emotion, reason and the gap between us and them
Title
Moral tribes
Title remainder
emotion, reason and the gap between us and them
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Joshua Greene
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Language
eng
Summary
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 the way forward. Here the human brain is revealed to be like a dual-mode camera, with point-and-shoot automatic settings ('portrait', 'landscape') as well as a manual mode. Our point-and-shoot settings are our emotions-efficient, automated programs honed by evolution, culture, and personal experience. The human brain's manual mode is its capacity for deliberate reasoning, which makes our thinking flexible. Our point-and-shoot 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
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NLE
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1974-
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Greene, Joshua David
Dewey number
170
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moral conditions
  • Ethics
  • Emotions
  • Civilization
Target audience
adult
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Moral tribes : emotion, reason and the gap between us and them, Joshua Greene
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • sti
  • txt
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  • rdacontent
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Contents
Introduction: The tragedy of commonsense morality -- pt. 1. Moral problems -- The tragedy of the commons -- Moral machinery -- Strife on the new pastures -- pt. 2. Morality fast and slow -- Trolleyology -- Efficiency, flexibility, and the dual-process brain -- pt. 3. Common currency -- A splendid idea -- In search of common currency -- Common currency found -- pt. 4. Moral convictions -- Alarming acts -- Justice and fairness -- pt. 5. Moral solutions -- Deep pragmatism -- Beyond point-and-shoot morality: six rules for modern herders
Control code
000052413394
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
422 pages.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781782393399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)866836553
Label
Moral tribes : emotion, reason and the gap between us and them, Joshua Greene
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The tragedy of commonsense morality -- pt. 1. Moral problems -- The tragedy of the commons -- Moral machinery -- Strife on the new pastures -- pt. 2. Morality fast and slow -- Trolleyology -- Efficiency, flexibility, and the dual-process brain -- pt. 3. Common currency -- A splendid idea -- In search of common currency -- Common currency found -- pt. 4. Moral convictions -- Alarming acts -- Justice and fairness -- pt. 5. Moral solutions -- Deep pragmatism -- Beyond point-and-shoot morality: six rules for modern herders
Control code
000052413394
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
422 pages.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781782393399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)866836553

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