The Science of Evil

On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty

By Simon Baron-Cohen
(Basic Books (AZ), Hardcover, 9780465023530, 240pp.)

Publication Date: June 2011

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A pathbreaking autism researcher explores why some people lack empathy and what that absence means for our psychological understanding of evil.

About the Author
Simon Baron-Cohen, Professor in Developmental Psychopathology and Director of the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge, is the author of "Mindblindness" (MIT Press, 1997) and "The Essential Difference: The Truth about the Male and Female Mind".
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