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Against empathy : the case for rational compassion /
Paul Bloom.
edition
First edition.
imprint
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
description
285 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN
0062339338, 9780062339331, 9780062339348
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imprint
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
isbn
0062339338
9780062339331
9780062339348
abstract
"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 [this book], Bloom [posits that] empathy [is] one of the leading motivators of inequality and immorality in society. Far from helping us to improve the lives of others, empathy is a capricious and irrational emotion that appeals to our narrow prejudices"--Dust jacket flap.
catalogue key
10662611
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-272) and index.

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