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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

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

Paul Bloom

Final response: The conclusion that compassion and empathy come as “a package” is almost surely mistaken.

Paul Bloom

Callard’s claim about the rationality of anger is puzzling.

Paul Bloom