The Resource Against empathy : the case for rational compassion, Paul Bloom, (electronic resource)

Against empathy : the case for rational compassion, Paul Bloom, (electronic resource)

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Against empathy : the case for rational compassion
Title
Against empathy
Title remainder
the case for rational compassion
Statement of responsibility
Paul Bloom
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Language
eng
Summary
A controversial call to arms, Against Empathy argues that the natural impulse to share the feelings of others can lead to immoral choices in both public policy and in our intimate relationships with friends and family.Most people, including many policy makers, activists, scientists, and philosophers, have encouraged us to be more empathetic--to feel the pain and pleasure of others. Yale researcher and author Paul Bloom argues that this is a mistake. Far from leading us to improve the lives of others, empathy is a capricious and irrational emotion that appeals to our narrow prejudices. It muddles our judgment and often leads to cruelty. We are at our best when we are smart enough not to rely on it, and draw upon a more distanced compassion. Based on groundbreaking scientific findings, Against Empathy makes the case that some of the worst decisions that individuals and nations make--from who to give money to, when to go to war, how to respond to climate change, and who to put in prison--are too often motivated by honest, yet misplaced, emotions. With clear and witty prose, Bloom demonstrates how empathy distorts our judgment in every aspect of our lives, from philanthropy and charity to the justice system; from culture and education to foreign policy and war. Without empathy, Bloom insists, our decisions would be clearer, fairer, and ultimately more moral.Bound to be controversial, Against Empathy shows us that, when it comes to major policy decisions and the choices we make in our everyday lives, limiting our empathetic emotions is often the most compassionate choice we can make
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
152.4/1
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LC call number
BJ1475
LC item number
.B56 2016ab
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other
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Read by Karen Cass
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OverDrive Collection
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adult
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Against empathy : the case for rational compassion, Paul Bloom, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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cr
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (07 hr., 34 min., 19 sec.))
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online
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9780062571847
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computer
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c
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digital.
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sound
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digital recording
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BA941E44-8247-4288-B0D5-B8DEFCAE1E58
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