Paul Bloom, Yale UniversityTopic: Against Empathy
Reception to follow talk: Room 4043 (Fourth Floor), Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street
Topic Description: Most people think the only problem with empathy is that we don’t have enough of it. Drawing on research in areas such as psychopathy, criminal behavior, charitable giving, cognitive neuroscience, dehumanization, and Buddhist meditation practices,I’ll argue that this is mistaken. Empathy makes us worse. We are better off, in both public policy and intimate relationships, drawing upon a combination of reason and distanced compassion.
Watch video of Paul Bloom talk at https://play.library.utoronto.ca/dO_DT6mB5W8e
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