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Against empathy: the case for rational compassion

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"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 Against empathy, Bloom reveals empathy to be 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.
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subject_facetCaring
Compassion
Decision making
Electronic books
Empathy
Objectivity
Reason
title_displayAgainst empathy : the case for rational compassion
title_fullAgainst Empathy The Case for Rational Compassion
Against empathy : the case for rational compassion / Paul Bloom
Against empathy : the case for rational compassion [electronic resource] / Paul Bloom
title_shortAgainst empathy
title_subthe case for rational compassion
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Compassion
Decision making
Electronic books
Empathy
Nonfiction
Objectivity
Psychology
Reason
Sociology