Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion

Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion

by Paul Bloom


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062339348
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/09/2018
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 111,501
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Paul Bloom is the Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology at Yale University. An internationally recognized expert on the psychology of child development, social reasoning, and morality, he has won numerous awards for his research, writing, and teaching. His previous books include Just Babies and How Pleasure Works, and he has written for Science, Nature, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. He lives in Guilford, Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

Chapter 1 Other People's Shoes 15

Chapter 2 The Anatomy of Empathy 57

Chapter 3 Doing Good 85

Interlude The Politics of Empathy 113

Chapter 4 Intimacy 129

Interlude Empathy as the Foundation of Morality 165

Chapter 5 Violence and Cruelty 177

Chapter 6 Age of Reason 213

Acknowledgments 243

Notes 247

Index 273

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