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Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion

Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion


作者  /  Paul Bloom

出版社 / EBURY PRESS

出版日期 / 2016/12/08

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

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在這本必定會引起廣泛討論的書中,作者指出,在公共政策以及與家人朋友的親密關係中,同情心將導致失德的抉擇,而節制我們的同情心之後所下的判斷與決定,反而是最體恤他人的。

包括許多政策制定者、積極份子、科學家與哲學家在內的人,都鼓勵我們要更有同情心,也就是感受他人的痛苦與快樂。然而,耶魯大學教授Paul Bloom告訴我們,這樣的觀念是錯的。同情心不會讓我們改善他人的生活,它反而是善變且非理性的情緒,使我們產生偏見。它混淆我們的判斷,且通常將我們導向殘酷。當我們聰明到不倚賴同情心,而是靠一種有距離的同理心時,我們可以發揮最好的自己來幫助他人。

根據具開創性的科學發現,本書提供的案例顯示,不管是個人或國家所做的最糟糕的決定,例如:金錢贈與給誰、何時宣戰、如何因應氣候變遷等,通常是由錯置的情緒所驅動。作者以清晰睿智的文筆,在本書展現同情心如何在我們生活的各個面向,例如:從慈善活動到司法系統;從文化教育到外交政策與戰爭,都扭曲了我們的判斷力。Bloom強調,沒有同情心,我們的決定將更清楚、公平、最終將最符合道德需求。

In a divided world, empathy is not the solution, it is the problem; a source of prejudice, not kindness.

We think of empathy – the ability to feel the suffering of others for ourselves – as the ultimate source of all good behaviour. But while it inspires care and protection in personal relationships, it has the opposite effect in the wider world. As the latest research in psychology and neuroscience shows, we feel empathy most for those we find attractive and who seem similar to us and not at all for those who are different, distant or anonymous. Empathy therefore biases us in favour of individuals we know while numbing us to the plight of thousands. Guiding us expertly through the experiments, case studies and arguments on all sides, Paul Bloom ultimately reveals that some of our worst decisions – in charity, child-raising, criminal justice, climate change and war – are motivated by this wolf in sheep's clothing.

Brilliantly argued, urgent and humane, Against Empathy overturns widely held assumptions to reveal one of the most profound yet overlooked sources of human conflict. It demonstrates with absolute clarity that, when faced with moral decisions, we must choose reason and compassion, not empathy, as our guides.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681383414004
ISBN 13 /9781847923158
ISBN 10 /1847923151
EAN /9781847923158

頁數304
尺寸21.6X13.5CM
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
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