The Situation of Morality and Empathy
Posted by The Situationist Staff on January 21, 2010
Situationist friend and author David Berreby recently conducted a fascinating interview of primatologist Frans De Waal on BloggingHeads. A rough table of contents of their discussion is listed just below the video.
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Frans’s latest book, “The Age of Empathy” (04:11)
Empathy as a social contagion (06:54)
A biological basis for morality and soccer hooliganism (18:48)
Does religion have to be at war with science? (12:48)
The fragility of empathy (04:08)
Enron, the selfish gene, and Nazi pseudoscience (08:14)
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For a sample of related Situationist posts, see “The Science of Morality,” “The Situation of Kindness,” “The Situation of Caring,” “New Study Looks at the Roots of Empathy,” “The Situational Effect of Groups,” “The Situational Benefits of Outsiders,” “Racism Meets Groupism and Teamism,” “‘Us’ and ‘Them,’” “Team-Interested Decision Making,” “Some (Interior) Situational Sources War – Part I,” “The Case for Obedience,” and “March Madness,”
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