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Episode 24: The Perils of Empathy (with Paul Bloom)

Episode 24: The Perils of Empathy (with Paul Bloom)

Paul Bloom joins us in the second segment for a lively discussion about the value of  empathy as a guide our moral decisions.  And in our first scoop, we talk about Paul's new book (coming in November) Just Babies: The Origin of Good and Evil ,  racist babies, and how 80s sitcoms changed the world.  In the first segment, Dave and Tamler face the music and try to respond to a listener's criticisms of their episode on slurs and offensiveness (Episode 22) .  Links

The Baby in the Well: The Case Against Empathy by Paul Bloom [newyorker.com] 

Descartes' Baby  by Paul Bloom [amazon.com]
Jesse Prinz "Is empathy necessary for morality" [subcortex.com] 

Pizarro, Bloom, and Detweiler-Bedell on the empathy, disgust, and the moral circle [peezer.net] 
Pre-order Just babies: The origins of good and evil by Paul Bloom [amazon.com]
Louis CK: My Life is Really Evil.  
  Special Guest: Paul Bloom.

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