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Against empathy : the case for rational compassion, Paul Bloom

Label
Against empathy : the case for rational compassion
Title
Against empathy
Title remainder
the case for rational compassion
Statement of responsibility
Paul Bloom
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 [this book], Bloom [posits that] empathy [is] 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
Cataloging source
FMG
Dewey number
152.4/1
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1475
LC item number
.B56 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Against empathy : the case for rational compassion, Paul Bloom
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Other people's shoes -- The anatomy of empathy -- Doing good -- The politics of empathy -- Intimacy -- Empathy as the foundation of morality -- Violence and cruelty -- Age of reason
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780062339331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)964448730
Label
Against empathy : the case for rational compassion, Paul Bloom
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Other people's shoes -- The anatomy of empathy -- Doing good -- The politics of empathy -- Intimacy -- Empathy as the foundation of morality -- Violence and cruelty -- Age of reason
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780062339331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)964448730

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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