Roman Krznaric And The Besieged Idea Of Empathy

Krznaric is in Australia this week, the country where he spent a portion of his youth, to make the case for an idea under attack on multiple fronts. Krznaric is here to talk about empathy.

Empathy might not seem like it needs much defending, but in recent years a concerted and compelling argument has been made against placing it at the heart of our politics and moral reasoning. In public talks and the pages of the US press, Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science Paul Bloom has been building that case, which he says inspires others to react as though they’ve just been told the Yale professor hates kittens.

By Max Chalmers