Zero Degrees of Empathy: A New Theory of Human Cruelty and Kindness
We have always struggled to explain why some people behave in the most evil way imaginable, while others are completely self-sacrificing. From the Nazi concentration camps of World War Two to the playgrounds of today, the author examines empathy, cruelty and understanding and looks at what exactly makes our behaviour uniquely human.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kk1 - LibraryThing
This book is like a catch 22 on empathy and I say that after mulling it over for a few weeks. I wasn't keen to read it, because I am not keen on the phrase - "extreme male brain theory of autism". I ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - themythbookshelf - LibraryThing
Baron-Cohen begins with a couple of grappling chapters on the concept of evil, calling for the more appropriate and less abstract phrase "empathy erosion". He admits that though we are all capable of ... Read full review