Learning Empathy through the World of Literature

Learning Empathy through the World of Literature

How do young people learn empathy and sympathy? Is it always mostly via encounters with real flesh and blood humans beings from many walks of life, or are there other equally important ways? The philosopher, psychologist, and sociologist George Herbert Mead...
On fellow feeling, human compassion, and ubuntu

On fellow feeling, human compassion, and ubuntu

After a wonderful give and take today with host Ann Fisher on WOSU Public Radio’s ‘All Sides with Ann Fisher,’ in which I stressed, in the context of my philosophy of childing, that our littlest are bundles of empathy that is often starkly lacking in...