Open to the Public, Talks & Lectures, University-wide
4 Oct 2017
Babbio Auditorium

"What's So Great About Empathy?" with author Paul Bloom

A Center for Science Writings Event

Psychologist Paul Bloom of Yale will talk about his acclaimed book Against Empathy, which makes the startling case that empathy is an overrated motive for morality; we should do good for rational rather than emotional reasons. The NY Times calls Bloom’s book an “invigorating, relevant and often very funny re-evaluation of empathy, one of our culture’s most ubiquitous sacred cows.”

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