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The Science of Evil

On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty

June 7, 2022 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781541601482
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Description

An award-winning psychologist draws on years of research to unveil "a simple but persuasive hypothesis for a new way to think about evil." -New York Times 

How can we explain both cruelty and kindness? To award-winning psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen, the explanation for cruelty is low levels of empathy, and the explanation for kindness is high levels of empathy. In The Science of Evil, Baron-Cohen draws on decades of research to develop a new, brain-based theory of human cruelty and kindness. He explores the social and biological factors that can influence our empathy levels, explains the key distinction between cognitive and affective forms of empathy, and shows how low empathy can lead to dehumanizing behavior. Updated with a new introduction by the author, The Science of Evil will continue to challenge our understanding of human cruelty. 
 

About this Author

Simon Baron-Cohen is a professor of developmental psychopathology and director of the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of more than six hundred scientific articles and four books, including The Pattern Seekers, The Science of Evil, and The Essential Difference. He lives in Cambridge, UK. 

ISBN: 9781541601482
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 288
Publisher: Basic Books
Published: 2022-06-07

$19.99

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