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Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion

The Case for Rational Compassion

Author: Paul Bloom
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ISBN: 9781847923141
Format: Hardback
Published: February 2017
Published By: Random House Australia
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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 ourselves - 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.
ISBN: 9781847923141
Number of Pages: 304
Format: Hardback
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Published Date: 15-Feb-2017
Dimensions (mm): 240x160mm
Publisher: Random House Australia

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