AGAINST EMPATHY: THE CASE FOR RATIONAL COMPASSION

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:   HOW DOES RATIONAL COMPASSION TEMPER EMPATHY IN PUBLIC POLICYMAKING AND ECONOMIC DECISION-MAKING?

Objective:   To have students analyze and evaluate the appropriate role of empathy in public policymaking and economic decision making

Citations:

Bloom, Paul (2016)  Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion.  New York, NY Ecco, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers

VIDEO:  Professor Paul Bloom’s Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion  (2:52 mins)

http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/474588/why-empathy-is-a-bad-thing/

 

 

 

Lesson tags: 
Advanced Placement (AP)