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Against kittens: The satire of empathy and essay on the art of ingeniously tormenting

Vendredi 9 Mars 2018, 11:00

 

Présentation de la communication

«My title refers to a line from Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion by psychologist Paul Bloom. In the opening Bloom writes that, from friends and acquaintances reactions to his topic, he has learned that being against empathy is like “being against kittens”, a view so outlandish that it can’t be serious. But Bloom is seriously worried about the widespread, unquestioning investment in our feelings and in empathy in particular. He builds a logical case against it by citing recent studies that show how empathy privileges personal stories over systemic problems and how it reproduces unconscious biases against racialized and other marginalized peoples.»
 

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Pour citer ce document:
Bobker, Danielle. 2018. « Against kittens: The satire of empathy and essay on the art of ingeniously tormenting ». Dans le cadre de Perspectives féministes en histoire de l’art. Repenser les marges. Colloque organisé par CRILCQ/IREF/Département d’histoire de l’art de l’UQAM/ACSHA. Montréal, Université du Québec à Montréal, 9 mars 2018. Document audio. En ligne sur le site de l’Observatoire de l’imaginaire contemporain. <http://oic.uqam.ca/fr/communications/against-kittens-the-satire-of-empathy-and-essay-on-the-art-of-ingeniously-tormenting>. Consulté le 15 décembre 2018.
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