Wednesday, August 7, 2019
I chose to read Against Empathy for the book report which ended up being a wonderful book that I very much enjoyed. The novel, written by Paul Bloom, discusses a higher need for moral judgment and less need for empathy. Bloom expresses the irrational behavior associated with using empathy to conceptualize situations or shape behavior. I agree with his perception of balance and the need to construct logical deliberation and rational thought to respond to various situations. I loved all the extremely interesting data and examples that he included in his literature that tied everything together so well. Below I included my vlog post that discusses my favorite part, a summary of the book, related information from class, and an extension of the topic relating to U.S. Border Patrol.