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Moral Tribes

Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them

By Joshua Greene
12-minute read
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Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them by Joshua Greene

Moral Tribes (2013) shows how humans have learned to make moral decisions. Humans once lived as close-knit tribes but have now formed more complex societies. We debate everything from abortion laws to global warming and wonder if we’ll ever agree on solutions. These blinks show us how best to make moral decisions that will benefit everyone.

  • Generations of the same family sick of arguing about the same things
  • Community leaders searching for decision-making guidance
  • Rationalists who want to break out of their logic and keep their friends and family happy

Joshua Greene studied philosophy at Harvard and Princeton universities and has since worked as a neuroscientist, psychologist and philosopher. His research has been featured in the New York Times. He is currently a professor of psychology at Harvard University.

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