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The Resource Against empathy : the case for rational compassion, Paul Bloom

Against empathy : the case for rational compassion, Paul Bloom

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Against empathy : the case for rational compassion
Title
Against empathy
Title remainder
the case for rational compassion
Statement of responsibility
Paul Bloom
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In a divided world, empathy is not the solution, it is the problem; a source of prejudice, not kindness. We think of empathy as the ultimate source of all good behaviour. But while it inspires care and protection in personal relationships, it has the opposite effect in the wider world. As the latest research in psychology and neuroscience shows, we feel empathy most for those we find attractive and who seem similar to us and not at all for those who are different, distant or anonymous. Empathy therefore biases us in favour of individuals we know while numbing us to the plight of thousands. Guiding us expertly through the experiments, case studies and arguments on all sides, Paul Bloom reveals that some of our worst decisions, in charity, child-raising, criminal justice, climate change and war, are motivated by this wolf in sheep's clothing
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StDuBDS
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1963-
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Bloom, Paul
Dewey number
  • 152.4'1
  • 152.4'1
  • 152.41
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Empathy
  • Psychology
Label
Against empathy : the case for rational compassion, Paul Bloom
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: The Bodley Head, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780099597827
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780099597827
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Against empathy : the case for rational compassion, Paul Bloom
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: The Bodley Head, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780099597827
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780099597827
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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