Paul Bloom lectures “Against Empathy”

Paul Bloom draws upon his research into psychopathy, criminal behavior, charitable giving, infant cognition, cognitive neuroscience and Buddhist meditation practices to argue that empathy is a poor moral guide and we are better off without it.

Bloom is Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Cognitive Science Program at Yale University, and author of “Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil” (Crown Publishers, 2013).