Blog Conferences Emotion March 17, 2011

why are the most socially attuned people on earth completely dehumanised when they think about policy?

People learn from people they love…why are the most socially attuned people on earth completely dehumanised when they think about policy?

Tapping into the findings of his latest book, NYTimes columnist David Brooks unpacks new insights into human nature from the cognitive sciences — insights with massive implications for economics and politics as well as our own self-knowledge. In a talk full of humor, he shows how you can’t hope to understand humans as separate individuals making choices based on their conscious awareness.

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  • Reply Cathy Fitzgerald March 23, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Hi Annette

    You might enjoy this video on the Empathic Civilization – Rifkin is always a head of the curve, remember reading about 10 years ago… anyway his new book is long but the cartoon is just right http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7AWnfFRc7g

  • Reply Annette Clancy March 25, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Thanks Cathy – I’ll watch that later…

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