I am sick at heart. Coming at the same time of the Christmas story, events raise the deeply unsettling specter of King Herod’s slaughter of the innocents, which sent Mary and Joseph in flight to Egypt. We are all in… Read More ›
A spectrum of psychiatric disorders ranging from a relatively moderate lack of appreciation of the affective life (perspective) of other individuals known as Asperger’s syndrome all the way to profound disturbance of ability to relate, total isolation, apparently meaningless spinning and rocking, and lack of socialization (Kanner).
You know how in the world of high fashion grey is the new black? Well, empathy is the new love. Okay, enough with the tenuous humor. What does this mean? Culturally? Politically? Psychodynamically? Polemically? Critically? Culturally, the context is a… Read More ›
The classical philosophical problem of other minds has been replaced with the cognitive tasks of mindreading, simulating worlds and minds, and, more particularly, accounting for false belief. More about these latter in the post on Empathy and Analogy devoted to… Read More ›