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Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion, Bloom,  Paul
Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion
Paul Bloom

Paperback $22.99 - RANDOM HOUSE UK
Philosophy, Politics & Current Affairs - Published: 16/Apr/2018 - ISBN: 9780099597827

Empathy inspires care and protection in personal relationships, but it has the opposite effect in the wider world by biasing us in favour of individuals we know while numbing us to the plight of ohers.. Some of our worst decisions – in charity, child-raising, criminal justice, climate change and war – are motivated by this wolf in sheep's clothing. Against Empathy overturns widely held assumptions about human conflict to demonstrate that, when faced with moral decisions, we must choose reason and compassion, not empathy, as our guide.

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