Thu, Nov 11|
OIC Big Read for Fall 2021 (Nov 11)
Book Discussion Group of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt
Time & Location
Nov 11, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
About the Event
The Oakwood Inclusion Coalition will host its first Big Read book discussion of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion virtually on Thursday, November 11, at 2:00 p.m.
Copies of The Righteous Mind are available in a variety of formats (hard copy, E-copy, and audiobook) at Wright Memorial Public Library and other local libraries.
In the book, Haidt, a social psychologist and professor at NYU, examines how morality is shaped by emotion and intuition more than by reasoning, and why differing political groups have different notions of right and wrong.
Haidt cites as one of the motivations for writing his book a fear that our political divisions are hardening into mutual incomprehension and dysfunction. His mission aligns with the OIC’s mission to encourage people, in all their diversity, to strive toward better mutual understanding.