Raoul Martinez


Raoul Martinez is a philosopher, artist, and award-winning filmmaker. Creating Freedom is his first book

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Reason, imagination and empathy - an extract from 'Creating Freedom'

16 May 2017

Broadly speaking, our cognitive biases channel our empathy towards specific, vivid, observable examples of human suffering, and away from stigmatised groups, while our social conditioning channels our empathy in directions that serve the interests of those with the power to do the conditioning, determining which groups are stigmatised and to what degree.