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Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion by [Bloom, Paul]
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"Wonderfully humane, lucid and entertaining ... a brave and necessary tract for the times" (Telegraph)

"A great, provocative book ... that will legitimately change how you think about the world and your own sense of morality" (The New York Times)

"Bloom dismantles the argument that empathy is the basis of all morality … Empathy, it turns out, is sentimental, superficial and racist" (New Statesman)

"The title may shock, but this is a book of calm reason and expansive compassion. It’s also a pleasure to read: warm, lucid, and thought-provoking" (Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature)

"I couldn’t put this brilliantly argued book down. Engaging and witty, learned and stim­ulating, provocative and packed with cutting-edge findings, Against Empathy is sure to start many important debates" (Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother)

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This landmark scientific investigation by one of the world's leading psychologists reveals empathy to be our most dangerous emotion

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1729 KB
  • Print Length: 284 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1847923143
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital (2 February 2017)
  • Sold by: PRH UK
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01FJ5WB0C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #29,142 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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