Paul Bloom

Yale University

Paul Bloom is the Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology at Yale University.

Bloom has been a professor at Yale since 1999. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of British Columbia and the University of Korea. Before Yale, Bloom was an assistant professor and an associate professor at the University of Arizona and a lecturer at Brandeis University.

He is the author or editor of six books, including Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil and Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion. Bloom's writing has appeared in Nature, Science, The New York Times, The Guardian, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic Monthly.

Featured Work

MAR 2, 2017 Podcast

Global Ethics Forum Preview: Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion with Paul Bloom

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Yale professor Paul Bloom makes a passionate argument for rational compassion and against empathy. In this excerpt, Bloom discusses ...

DEC 16, 2016 Podcast

Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion

We often think that empathy, our capacity "to feel someone's pain," is the ultimate source of goodness. Nothing could be farther from the truth, argues ...