9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on May 17, 2008
One of the earliest books written by a holocaust survivor, this unparalleled book describes the dangerous gap between our technical abilities and our "heart" or moral compass that informs how we put new technologies to use. Should be reprinted! It is the book I have recommended most often in the past 30 years.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on February 18, 2003
It is a great shame that this perceptive, intellectually stimulating, and moving book should be out of print and only available secondhand
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on September 26, 1999
"The Informed Heart" warns us that with new technology we may be losing our autonomy. The most telling part of this book for me was when a frustrated customer, after trying to cancel his subscription, finally punches holes all over his subscribtion card. Then the magazine doesn't come. Bettelheim's work is among the first to tell us the psychological impact on the concentration camp on inmates and its implications for our lives.