The nature of empathy, its potential for healing and harm, and its potency to effect change for good or ill at inter-personal, ecological and global levels, are all factors explored within the pages of this interdisciplinary volume. These represented disciplines explore the physiological and philosophical roots of empathy, neurological factors, the question of human selfhood, notions of ‘wrong’ empathy, literary views, and the notion of teaching empathy.
Promises, Pedagogy and Pitfalls: Empathy’s Potential for Healing and Harm
Edited by Veronica Wain, Quanta Gauld and Pam Morrison
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This volume explores empathy’s potential for healing and harm, and its potency to effect change for good or ill, at inter-personal, ecological and global levels.
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Quanta Gauld, Pam Morrison and Veronica Wain
Part I Empathy: Scientific and Historical Perspectives
Empathy Development: Natural or Cultural?
Adorno, Empathy and Action: A Neurological and Philosophical Investigation
Empathy and the Self: Reframing the Problem of Interpersonal Understanding
Part II The Good, the Bad and the Ugly?
Empathy and Compassion: One and the Same?
On the (Possible) Connection Between Empathy and Evil in Literature: Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw
What with Sympathy for the Devil?: Playing with Wrong Empathy
Benjamin Van Tourhout
Part III Empathy and the Written Word
Empathic Representations of White Racists in Two Contemporary African American Novels
The Role of Co-Journaling in Empathy through Terminal Illness
Disability, Empathy and Journalism
Part IV Teaching Empathy
The Capacity to Empathise as a Basis of Ethics. Educational Implications
Methodical Empathy: Empathy on the Cutting Edge of Evolution in the 21st Century – Seven stages of Empathy – Self Empathy can be Taught
Yehuda K. Tagar
Part V Empathy and Its Global Implications
Invoking Cross Cultural Empathy in Film: Process, Practice and Possibilities for Inspiring a Reimagining of Peace
Empathic Activism: Only the Radical Power of Empathy Can Save the World
‘If You Talk, You Don’t Kill’: Empathic Imagination in the Classroom and on the World Stage