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When writing his witty condemnation of empathy, Paul Bloom discovered being against it was like “being against kittens”. But, he argues, empathy is a poor moral guide in almost all realms of life. It biases us in favour of individuals who remind us of ourselves, while numbing us to the plight of thousands. Using the latest scientific research, Against Empathy mounts a provocative, cogent case for using our heads over our hearts.

Chair: Jon Jureidini

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