Why Empathy Matters

Nov 8, 2016

Tuesday, we're offering a mid-day reprieve from election coverage with a conversation about empathy. The philosopher Roman Krznaric suggests you forget the idea that it’s some fluffy, feel-good concept. Krznaric argues that empathy is radical and dangerous, because it offers the possibility of real change. He also says it’s not a concept to reserve for the down and out. To really address the world’s empathy deficit, we must equally apply it to our neighbors and to people in power. (Rebroadcast)

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Roman Krznaric is a founding faculty member of the School of Life in London. His new book is called Empathy: Why It Matters, and How to Get It. [Indiebound|Amazon]

Visit Krznari'cs Empathy Library to find more resources, books and film, on empathy.