3. Bloom describes himself as being "pro-rationality." What does he mean by this, and how does he propose rationality and empathy combine? He notes that his book isn't intended as a self-help guide, though he does give a nod to meditation. What strategies can you recommend for adding reason to empathy?
4. There are (at least) two big "what happened" questions lurking beneath this entire conversation. One might be, why has our culture grown so hostile to reason? The other, and related, question is, how has our culture become so empathetic? What's your feeling on either (or both)?