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Against empathy: the case for rational compassion
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New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.
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285 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
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North Sacramento-Hagginwood
152.41 B655 2016
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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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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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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Bloom, P. (2016). Against empathy: the case for rational compassion. First edition. New York, NY: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bloom, Paul, 1963-. 2016. Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion. New York, NY: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

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Bloom, Paul, 1963-, Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion. New York, NY: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.

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Bloom, Paul. Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion. First edition. New York, NY: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016. Print.

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