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Paul Bloom is Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology & Cognitive Science at Yale University and author of Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil.
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Even if everything I say about luxury goods is true, Debra Satz argues, it would have no policy
Most people see the benefits of empathy as too obvious to require justification.
I am grateful to the commentators, even the one who said that my position is what led to the
The thought of being blamed by others can motivate good behavior.
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