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Paul Bloom

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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Most people own things they don’t really need. It is worth thinking about why.
Paul Bloom
Most people see the benefits of empathy as too obvious to require justification.
Paul Bloom

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Callard’s claim about the rationality of anger is puzzling.
Paul Bloom
Even if everything I say about luxury goods is true, Debra Satz argues, it would have no policy implications. I disagree, but it wouldn’t break my heart if she were right; the...
Paul Bloom
Final response: The conclusion that compassion and empathy come as “a package” is almost surely mistaken.
Paul Bloom

The thought of being blamed by others can motivate good behavior.

Paul Bloom