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Baron-Cohen, Simon
The science of evil : on empathy and the origins of cruelty / Simon Baron-Cohen
Alternate Title On empathy and the origins of cruelty
New York : Basic Books, c2011
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 3rd Floor  BF575.E55 B37 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Empathy
Cruelty
Emotions
Physical Description xii, 240 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-229) and index
Contents Explaining "evil" and cruelty -- The empathy mechanism: the bell curve -- When zero degrees is negative -- When zero degrees is positive -- The empathy gene -- Reflections on human cruelty
Summary A path-breaking autism researcher explores why some people lack empathy and what that absence means for the psychological understanding of evil

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