Social Sciences

Paul Bloom: “Against Empathy”

Social Sciences Forum Paul Bloom, Brooks & Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology & Cognitive Science, Yale University “Against Empathy” Thursday, April 12, 4 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Bloom will discuss how more empathy is not what we need but in fact, makes us worse. Drawing from research in areas of psychopathy, criminal behavior, charitable …

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The Lottocratic Alternative: Lottery as Method for Selecting Political Representatives

Social Sciences Forum Alexander Guerrero, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Law, University of Pennsylvania “The Lottocratic Alternative: Lottery as Method for Selecting Political Representatives” Thursday, October 6, 4 p.m.  University Center 312 It is widely accepted that electoral representative democracy is better than any other alternative lawmaking political arrangement. It is also widely accepted that …

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