Listening to Empathy: A Response to NYT David Brook’s Limits of Empathy

Last week’s widely read and wildly simplistic New York Times article by David Brooks, The Limits of Empathy, dismissed empathy as “a delicious moral emotion” that does not lead us to moral action. Judging by the large and overwhelmingly negative comments on the site, his readers mostly disagree with Brook’s premise.

 

Cynicism and skepticism won’t take us very far – but our empathy has no limits.

 

by  Louise Altman