This week Morning Feature has considered The Empathy Gap, a 2009 book by J.D. Trout. Thursday we discussed what cognitive science reveals about human willpower and human weakness. Yesterday we discussed why and how to include that science in public policy. Today we conclude with responses to common libertarian and conservative criticisms.
J.D. Trout is a professor of philosophy and psychology at Loyola University in Chicago. His chief interests include the nature of scientific explanation, the psychology of human judgment, scientific realism and intellectual progress, and social/political issues bearing on well-being.