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Why is there evil, and what can scientific research tell us about the origins and persistence of evil behavior? Considering evil from the unusual perspective of the perpetrator, Baumeister asks, How do ordinary people find themselves beating their wives? Murdering rival gang members? Torturing political prisoners? Betraying their colleagues to the secret police? Why do cycles of revenge so often escalate?

Baumeister casts new light on these issues as he examines the gap between the victim's viewpoint and that of the perpetrator, and also the roots of evil behavior, from egotism and...
Recommended by Steven Pinker, Rabbi Josh Yuter, and 2 others.

Steven PinkerBaumeister reviews the various psychological roots of evil, and what we know about them from social psychology, history and criminology. He argues convincingly that aggression does not come from a single motive in humans, but from a variety of motives, such as practical means-end reasoning, moralistic vengeance, dominance and utopian ideologies. The widespread belief that evil acts come from evil... (Source)

Rabbi Josh Yuter4. Favorite Book 1: Evil: Inside Human Violence and Cruelty by @RoyFBaumeister. A social psychologist explores how humans perceive the concept of Evil (Source)

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halakhah and practice

Recommended by Rabbi Josh Yuter, and 1 others.

Rabbi Josh Yuter18. In conclusion, this is just a brief summary of the major issues. If anyone is interested in learning more, the best single book I know of on the subject is Conversion: Halalkhah and Practice by Menachem Finkelstein (Source)

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In this extraordinary work of cultural and intellectual history, Hunt grounds the creation of human rights in the changes that authors brought to literature, the rejection of torture as a means of finding out truth and the spread of empathy. less
Recommended by Rabbi Josh Yuter, Nabeel Yasin, and 2 others.

Rabbi Josh Yuter@IonaItalia It's a wonderful book. Took my "Most Favorite Read" spot a couple years ago. (Source)

Nabeel YasinBooks like this show us we can borrow the big ideas and use them to our benefit. (Source)

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Introducing Argumentation and Rhetoric
History of Argumentation Studies
Formal and Informal Argument
The Emergence of Controversy
Resolutions and Issues
Stasis The Focal Point of Dispute
Presumption and Burden of Proof
Argument Analysis and Diagramming
Claims and Evidence
Reasoning from Parts to Whole
Moving from Cause to Effect
Establishing Correlations
Analogy, Narrative, and Form
What Makes a Sound Argument?
Fallacies in Reasoning
Validity and Fallacies Reconsidered
Assembling a Case
Recommended by Rabbi Josh Yuter, and 1 others.

Rabbi Josh Yuter2. First, as a practical guide, it's excellent. I say this with years of experience from the rabbinic world. I've used many of the techniques in this book with great effectiveness (even w/o knowing the academic literature and figuring things out on my own). (Source)

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Widely acclaimed photographer and writer Chris Arnade shines new light on America's poor, drug-addicted, and forgotten--both urban and rural, blue state and red state--and indicts the elitists who've left them behind.

Like Jacob Riis in the 1890s, Walker Evans in the 1930s, or Michael Harrington in the 1960s, Chris Arnade bares the reality of our current class divide in stark pictures and unforgettable true stories. Arnade's raw, deeply reported accounts cut through today's clickbait media headlines and indict the elitists who misunderstood poverty and addiction in America for...

Gerald ButtsStart 2020 off right by following Chris Arnade. His book, Dignity,* was one of 2019’s best reads. * not Integrity. Which also would have been a fine title for it. ;) (Source)

Greg Dworkin@jposhaughnessy @Chris_arnade Arnade's book has amazing (truly) photos as well (Source)

Rabbi Josh Yuter5. Favorite Book 2: Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America by @Chris_arnade. And the winner of favorite book read this year, it's also one of the most poignant books about humanity you will ever read. (Source)

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