0:00 The (fuzzy) distinction between cognitive and emotional empathy
7:01 Simon’s work on autism and empathy
15:59 Should we really view autism as a spectrum?
26:17 Are powerful people bad at cognitive empathy?
40:19 Hitler, tribalism, and the societal dynamics of empathy
53:58 Can cognitive empathy save the world?
1:00:50 The “double-empathy” problem
1:04:52 How autistic kids play differently
Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Simon Baron-Cohen (University of Cambridge, The Science of Evil, The Pattern Seekers). Recorded May 18, 2023.