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Joshua Greene

Moral Tribes

Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them

Drawing on neuroscience, psychology and philosophy, Greene examines the causes of modern-day conflict through the lens of human evolution. Some of our deepest moral intuitions were formed under circumstances very different from the world in which we now apply them, Greene argues, creating tensions that often manifest in destructive ways. Greene weighs the utility of emotion and logic, providing a set of maxims to help us overcome our divisive instincts and cooperate more. An important read for any effective altruist, Moral Tribes ventures to offer tools for uniting humanity behind a common goal.
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