Is Empathy Really Useful?
Aug 07, 2015
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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