Can dogs really show empathy towards humans?

This from The Economist.

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Morals and markets

Sandel plugging his latest. The journalist’s quote below has much resonance to me. Even to a toddler’s mind, the logic of the transaction was evidently clear – if he had…

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Seeing What You Mean

Brief Alva Noë article.

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The New Theories of Moral Sentiments

Here is an article in the WSJ on Deirdre McCloskey. I had the honour and pleasure to meet Deirdre some 18 months ago at a conference on behavioral economics in San…

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Peter Goldie

Here is the very excellent obituarist Jane O’Grady on the late Peter Goldie whom I met very briefly in a pub near UCL. I met Jane some eight years ago at…

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Empathy: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives

Check out this volume about to be released. Here is Jesse Prinz’ contribution “Is Empathy Necessary for Morality?“

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