Paul Bloom, a Yale University professor of psychology and cognitive science, calls into question our culture’s current focus on empathetic thinking and argues that it distorts our judgment in every aspect of our lives.

In a surprising and thought-provoking conversation with IVY, Paul shares insights from his groundbreaking scientific research to demonstrate how we can limit our empathetic tendencies and draw on the role of rational compassion to develop clearer, fairer, and more ethical decision-making methods in our everyday lives. By exploring the development and nature of our decision-making processes, Paul reveals, we equip ourselves to make more ethical decisions in all aspects of our lives.

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