Author, editor, critic, teacher, etc.
Halfway between an insightful query into the complexities of social emotions and a big steaming crock of woo. I groaned aloud several times. Iffy science, lazy philosophy, and a lousy copy editor combine to make this THE can-miss book on empathy and antisocial behavior.
The science is amazing; his conclusion definitely opens up the topic to debate even if you don't agree but it will make a reader think deeply about the motivations behind human action
Insightful and informative! I liked it so much that I'm immediately starting it again. I have been wanting to read this for years. Fascinating!
The author brings brain research into the ongoing debate on the nature of evil. I've read the classic works on psychopaths, and found baron-Cohen's concept of empathy, degrees of empathy and the variability of empathy within an individual to be an important contribution to our understanding of evil.
this is one of my favorite topics that I enjoy listening to. I find the material easy to understand.