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The Resource Moral politics : how liberals and conservatives think, George Lakoff

Moral politics : how liberals and conservatives think, George Lakoff

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Moral politics : how liberals and conservatives think
Title
Moral politics
Title remainder
how liberals and conservatives think
Statement of responsibility
George Lakoff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When Moral Politics was first published two decades ago, it redefined how Americans think and talk about politics through the lens of cognitive political psychology. Today, George Lakoff’s classic text has become all the more relevant, as liberals and conservatives have come to hold even more vigorously opposed views of the world, with the underlying assumptions of their respective worldviews at the level of basic morality. Even more so than when Lakoff wrote, liberals and conservatives simply have very different, deeply held beliefs about what is right and wrong. Lakoff reveals radically different but remarkably consistent conceptions of morality on both the left and right. Moral worldviews, like most deep ways of understanding the world, are unconscious part of our “hard-wired” brain circuitry. When confronted with facts that don’t fit our moral worldview, our brains work automatically and unconsciously to ignore or reject these facts, and it takes extraordinary openness and awareness of this phenomenon to pay critical attention to the vast number of facts we are presented with each day. For this new edition, Lakoff has added a new preface and afterword, extending his observations to major ideological conflicts since the book's original publication, from the Affordable Care Act to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the recent financial crisis, and the effects of global warming. One might have hoped such massive changes would bring people together, but the reverse has actually happened; the divide between liberals and conservatives has become stronger and more virulent. To have any hope of bringing mutual respect to the current social and political divide, we need to clearly understand the problem and make it part of our contemporary public discourse. Moral Politics offers a much-needed wake-up call to both the left and the right. --
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Lakoff, George
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Political ethics
  • Social ethics
  • Social values
  • Conservatism
  • Liberalism
  • United States
Label
Moral politics : how liberals and conservatives think, George Lakoff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-471) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the third edition -- The mind and politics -- The worldview problem for American politics -- Experiential morality -- Keeping the moral books -- Strict father morality -- Nurturant parent morality -- Why we need a new understanding of American politics -- The nature of the model -- Moral categories in politics -- Social programs and taxes -- Crime and the death penalty -- Regulation and the environment -- The culture wars : from affirmative action to the arts -- Two models of Christianity -- Abortion -- How can you love your country and hate your government? -- Varieties of liberals and conservatives -- Pathologies, stereotypes, and distortions -- Can there be a politics without family values? -- Nonideological reasons for being a liberal -- Raising real children -- The human mind -- Basic humanity -- Epilogue: Problems for public discourse -- Afterword, 2002 -- Afterword, 2016
Control code
ocn937999410
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
xix, 490 pages
Isbn
9780226411293
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2016005827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)937999410
Label
Moral politics : how liberals and conservatives think, George Lakoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-471) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the third edition -- The mind and politics -- The worldview problem for American politics -- Experiential morality -- Keeping the moral books -- Strict father morality -- Nurturant parent morality -- Why we need a new understanding of American politics -- The nature of the model -- Moral categories in politics -- Social programs and taxes -- Crime and the death penalty -- Regulation and the environment -- The culture wars : from affirmative action to the arts -- Two models of Christianity -- Abortion -- How can you love your country and hate your government? -- Varieties of liberals and conservatives -- Pathologies, stereotypes, and distortions -- Can there be a politics without family values? -- Nonideological reasons for being a liberal -- Raising real children -- The human mind -- Basic humanity -- Epilogue: Problems for public discourse -- Afterword, 2002 -- Afterword, 2016
Control code
ocn937999410
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
xix, 490 pages
Isbn
9780226411293
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2016005827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)937999410

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