Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them

13 CDs. retail ed. unabridged. 15 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2014. ISBN 9781480538733. $69.97; 13 CDs. library ed.; Playaway digital; digital download. SOC SCI
Greene (Justice at Dachau) here clearly sets up the rules for when one should trust one's instincts and when to let reason take over. He breaks the world into tribes, the members of which follow certain rules within the tribe, and he posits that our brains were made for tribal life, which is an "us vs. them" environment. However, in modern life, tribes have to get along as the world keeps shrinking. Greene addresses the problem of motivating ourselves to care about individuals from radically different tribes with whom we have a cooperative future. Narrator Mel Foster has a bit of a gasping style of reading, mixed with a bit of dramatization. Amazingly, this does not get in the way of his straightforward delivery, so the book makes interesting listening.
VERDICT Recommended for libraries with business and political philosophy collections.
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