De Botton is absolutely on point in asserting that neither sex nor love should require us to lie in order to get them. Definitely tell the truth – including to yourself. Yet the way sex and love (affection) fall apart is concerning. How does when bring them together? See http://www.EmpathyLessons.com
Theory of interpretation
Empathy and Hermeneutics
Empathy has been given a bad rap in hermeneutic circles by being degraded to a psychological mechanism whereas empathy is rather a way of being in relatedness to individuals and community. Key term: being in relatedness. (For those who may… Read More ›
Noted in Passing: George Steiner, author, After Babel, on translation, the Bible story, and empathy
George Steiner passed away in the fullness of time at his home in Cambridge, England, at the age of 90. This blog post acknowledges and honors him for his contribution, largely previously unnoted, to the understanding and practice of empathy…. Read More ›
Narrative versus Neuroscientism
Review: Alex Rosenberg’s How History Gets Things Wrong: The Neuroscience of Our Addiction to Stories(The MIT Press, 289 pp., $27.95US). Henry Ford said: “History is bunk.” The privileged, the victors, those with an ax to grind, and those with the… Read More ›
Review: Fictive Narrative Philosophy by Michael Boylan
Michael Boylan is a widely published philosopher and the author of substantial literary fiction in a series of six novels (and numerous short stories) extending from Rainbow Curve to Naked Reverse. As the philosopher who has innovated in formulating the… Read More ›
The Secret Underground Story of Empathy: The Course
Listen to introductory talk on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/20VoYqwnAz3Y9ZSHdITUTm The Secret Underground Story of Empathy Course on Empathy (University of Chicago Graham School): Tuesday September 27, 2016 6 – 8:30 pm 450 Cityfront Chicago 60611 (and seven sessions thereafter – no class… Read More ›
Empathy: A Model Interdisciplinary Curriculum
Empathy is oxygen for the soul – for teachers and students, here is a model curriculum for empathy studies in diverse contexts.
3 Empathy Books: Meet the Author Book Signing: Short of breath? Empathy is oxygen for the soul! Get expanded empathy.
Empathy is oxygen for the soul. Short of breath? Maybe one needs expanded empathy!
Historical Empathy and Strict Constructionism: About Guns
When the framers of the US Constitution wrote the Second Amendment, the standard weapon was a single shot musket, powder and ball. This time out I am a strict constructionist.
A Rumor of Empathy: Rewriting Empathy in the Context of Philosophy, the book, now available….
Here is the short version of the short version: The deep, underground history of empathy is surfaced and reconstructed in Hume, Kant, Lipps, Freud, Scheler, Stein, and Husserl. A rumor of empathy is engaged in vicarious feeling, receptivity, empathic understanding, empathic interpretation, and… Read More ›