Sunday, 27 March 2011

Empathy and cruelty: a roaring tale of causality and emotions!

Zero Degrees of Empathy: A new theory of human cruelty is a recent book by Simon Baron-Cohen, professor of Developmental Psychopathology at Cambridge.

Its summary and a long review article suggest interesting food for thought in little explored realms on the border between social science and science.

However, it's hard to buy the proposition: black is to white similarly to what autism is to empathy, that seems to characterise the book.

To be read and then TBC!

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