Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion


We often think of our capacity to experience the suffering of others as the ultimate source of goodness. Many of our wisest policy-makers, activists, scientists, and philosophers agree that the only problem with empathy is that we don’t have enough of it.

Nothing could be farther from the truth, argues Yale researcher Paul Bloom. In AGAINST EMPATHY, Bloom reveals empathy to be one of the leading motivators of inequality and immorality in society. Far from helping us to improve the lives of…

Against Empathy

ISBN 10 : 9781473511385
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In a divided world, empathy is not the solution, it is the problem; a source of prejudice, not kindness. We think of empathy – the ability to feel the suffering of others for our..

Against Empathy

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In a divided world, empathy is not the solution, it is the problem; a source of prejudice, not kindness. We think of empathy - the ability to feel the suffering of others for ourse..

Against Empathy

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In a divided world, empathy is not the solution, it is the problem; a source of prejudice, not kindness. We think of empathy - the ability to feel the suffering of others for ourse..

Just Babies

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Psychologists have long believed that we begin life as moral blank slates. Most of us take it for granted that babies are born selfish and that it is the role of society - and espe..

The Empathy Instinct

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Altruism In Humans

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Authored by the world's leading scholar on altruism, and based on decades of research, this landmark work is an authoritative scholarly resource on the theory surrounding altruism ..

Against Fairness

ISBN 10 : 9780226029863
ISBN 13 : 0226029867

A polymath philosopher shares lighthearted examples of humanity's unspoken instinct toward favoritism to argue against zealous pursuits of fairness, supporting his controversial st..

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