Surveys show that most people think that empathy is compassion. The world certainly needs more compassion, but it is not synonymous with empathy. Empathy tells you what the other person is experiencing as a vicarious experience, and not an identification; compassion (and ethics) tells you what to do about it. Empathy is oxygen for the soul. If one is feeling short of breath at the end of the school year or business cycle, it is possible that they are in need of expanded empathy.
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!
Predictions and Trends in Empathy for 2015
Looking for patterns, this top ten list engages trends, innovations, and surprises that promote or narrow the expansion of empathy in the community. By definition, empathy is knowing what the other feels because I feel it too; not as a… Read More ›
Empathy in the Context of Philosophy Reviewed by Kimberly Baltzer-Jaray
Review – Empathy in the Context of Philosophy by Lou Agosta Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 Review by Kimberly Baltzer-Jaray Jan 31st 2012 (Volume 16, Issue 5) With Empathy in the Context of Philosophy, Lou Agosta seeks to make a philosophical contribution to… Read More ›
Call for Participation: Empathy Conference
Abstracts for presentations addressing these issues and not exceeding 600 words should be sent to the conference secretary firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the 15 of April. Final program will be distributed in May.
Empathy in Context …
I am humbled by the comments of my colleagues, friends, and associates on Empathy in the Context of Philosophy. “An insightful and provocative exploration of a topic that has only recently begun to receive the attention it deserves and the… Read More ›
Empathy and the Emotions: Unexpressed Emotions are Incomplete…
Join me today for a conversation that engages the issue of how unexpressed emotions are incomplete. The emotions constitute information processing that operates in parallel with cognition (intelligence). Translation between these two differing systems occurs frequently, but emotions are not reducible… Read More ›
Heidegger’s Special Hermeneutic of Empathy, the Essay
The article at the end of this post is a rough draft – very rough – of material eventually worked into my book of the same title, Empathy in the Context of Philosophy (Palgrave 2010). It is useful in that… Read More ›
Rewriting the History of Empathy
This post on the philosophical history of empathy proceeds from the following position. While we live in an understanding of what is empathy, and appreciate that empathy is central to our relations with other human beings, we really do not… Read More ›