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.
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Empathy is oxygen for the soul. Short of breath? Maybe one needs expanded empathy!
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 ›
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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 ›
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 ›