Is empathy a good thing? In an era with a heightened sense of social justice, most people would not hesitate to say “yes.” What better way to motivate positive change in the world than empathizing with those who are suffering? Yet, some academics, like Paul Bloom, would argue the opposite; empathy is a bad thing, because it blinds us to the bigger picture. Do they have a point? Join Andy, Steve, and Terry as they share their piece of mind on this counterintuitive notion.
Links & Articles
Against Empathy from The Atlantic
Utilitarianism and the Moral Life by J. P. Moreland from Wintery Knight
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Scientists identify moves that make men irresistible on the dancefloor from The Guardian
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by Sample and Hold