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Culture of Empathy Builder:  Miriam Mendelson

Limits of Empathy 

"If (as was stated in the previous column) the root of all evil is the failure to consider the existence of the other; and the root of all good is the recognition of the existence of the other, the all-purpose antidote would be the attribute of empathy right? Unfortunately, its not that simple. A recent paper (Is Empathy Necessary for Morality? by Jesse Prinz available in full-text pdf online) examines the link between feeling empathy (the ability to feel what others are feeling), and actually taking action to help others."

 

Edwin Rutsch & Miriam Mendelson: Dialogs on Building a Culture of Empathy