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Empathy (Forum for Philosophy)

3 November, 6:00 pm7:15 pm

 

In an age of stark political division and inequality, kindness seems a rare commodity and the failings in our social, moral, and political life are often thought to stem from a lack of empathy. For others, empathy leads to biased decision-making and distracts us from addressing society’s structural problems. But what is empathy? What are its limits? Can there be empathy between humans and other animals? Can our societal and political problems be alleviated without it, or is an ethical life impossible without empathy? Join us as we explore the nature of empathy.

 

Speakers
Nadine El-Enany
Senior Lecturer in Law, Birkbeck
David Harradine
Professor of Interdisciplinary Practice, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Danielle Sands
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Thought, RHUL

Chair
Sarah Fine
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, King’s College London

 

This online event is free and open to all. Participation via Zoom will require registration here, but it will also be streamed via the Forum’s Facebook page.

 

Details

Date:
3 November
Time:
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/theforum/autumn-events/empathy/

Venue

Online via Zoom

Organiser

Forum for Philosophy
Website:
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/theforum/