Against Empathy

The Case for Rational Compassion

Recommended by Vinod Khosla, and 1 others. See all reviews
New York Post Best Book of 2016

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...

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Vinod Khosla Co-Founder/Sun MicrosystemSurprising, but will feel very obvious to the rationalists. A good case against too much empathy. (Source)

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