Title

Useless and Disinterested: How Literature Makes Us Better

Department/School

Ethics and Business Law

Date of this version

2016

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Literature, neuroscience, bioethics

Abstract

Can reading literary fiction render you a more emotionally intelligent neuroscientist? Will assigning good stories in medical and bioethics classrooms cultivate a generation of more empathetic clinicians? For that matter, do encounters with great literature turn us into more ethical persons? If recent research on the science and psychology of stories is taken to its seemingly logical conclusion, then we can be hopeful about all of these potential outcomes.

Published in

American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience

Citation/Other Information

7(2), 95-96

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
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