Dr. Paul Bloom is a professor of psychology and cognitive science at Yale University who is fascinated in the development and nature of our common-sense understanding of ourselves and other people. Much of his research explores moral psychology—looking at morality in babies, our developing intuitions about moral responsibility, and the role that anger, disgust and empathy play in our moral lives. He has won numerous awards for his research and teaching, he’s written for scientific journals and popular outlets such as The New York Times and The Guardian and is the author of 7 books including his latest title: ‘Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion’.
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