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Aspen Ideas Festival 2015

Is Empathy Really Useful?

Aug 07, 2015 | 20 videos
Video by The Atlantic

Empathy is typically viewed as central to cooperation, caring, and morality. In this discussion, psychology professors Richard Bloom and Richard Davidson argue that empathy also has certain troubling features that should cause us to reevaluate the usefulness of the trait. 

 

This discussion took place at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival.

 

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