I Could Say that Paul Bloom is a Callous Idiot, But I Empathize With Him…

[Note: I am late to the discussion on Paul Bloom’s “Against Empathy,” which appeared in the Boston Review earlier this year. But as far as I can tell, though Bloom’s essay received plenty of attention, it has not gotten nearly enough of the outright ridicule that it deserves.]

Fuck Paul Bloom. Fuck this pointlessly contrarian, Slatepitchy, technocratic, inhuman BS, and fuck Yale professors who live perfect lives and have happy families and then say we should feel others’ pain less because it might hurt us too much. 

Such was my initial reaction to Paul Bloom’s “Against Empathy.

 

DECEMBER 19, 2014 / NATHAN J. ROBINSON