The Empathy Problem

The Empathy Problem

'I'd think it more likely that there are a range of factors underlying the, er, problem,' he told Gabriel. 'I mean, it's perfectly understandable, given the circumstances. You're under considerable stress, and it's not uncommon for ...

Author: Gavin Extence

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473605237

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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'You can't put it down . . . precise and propulsive . . . a real page-turner' Janice Forsyth Show, BBC Radio Scotland 'It's so good it'll leave you wanting to change your own life' Independent ****************** So far in his life, Gabriel - selfish, arrogant and happy to be so - has only ever thought about two things: money and himself. When he's diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour, he doesn't see why anything should change. But as the tumour grows, something strange starts happening. Whether Gabriel likes it or not, he's becoming . . . nicer. Kinder. A better person. And then he meets Caitlin. Before, he wouldn't even have glanced at her; now he's entranced. But real change takes time - and time is something Gabriel just doesn't have. As each day brings him closer to his last, has the one opportunity for a second chance passed him by?
Categories: Fiction

Elaborating on the Double Empathy Problem

Elaborating on the Double Empathy Problem

In the essay Elaborating on the Double Empathy Problem - An Essay on the Compatibility of Neurotypicality and Autism Pia Hämäläinen ( BA ) , an autistic theorist , discusses various perspectives related to the double empathy problem ...

Author: Pia Hämäläinen

Publisher: BoD - Books on Demand

ISBN: 9789528065074

Category: Self-Help

Page: 38

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In the essay Elaborating on the Double Empathy Problem - An Essay on the Compatibility of Neurotypicality and Autism Pia Hämäläinen (BA), an autistic theorist, discusses various perspectives related to the double empathy problem, a term coined by Damian Milton in 2012. According to Milton, communication challenges are a two-way street concerning the perspective taking of both neurotypical and autistic individuals. Proceeding from presenting state of the art of research on the double empathy problem, Hämäläinen discusses various perspectives relevant to the issue including, among others, the dynamics of autism, the structure of the autistic self, different kinds of empathy, pattern seeking as it relates to traditional vs. process philosophy, and the phenomenon of prediction. Hämäläinen shares her ideas for possible solutions of the problem and concludes the essay with a consideration of the roles of inclusion, equity, and economy as they relate to solving the double empathy problem.
Categories: Self-Help

On the Problem of Empathy

On the Problem of Empathy

On the other hand, in the ideal case (where there is no deception) empathic joy expressly claims to be the same in every respect as grasped joy, to have the same content and only a different mode of being given.

Author: Edith Stein

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401755467

Category: Philosophy

Page: 113

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Categories: Philosophy

On the Problem of Empathy

On the Problem of Empathy

We must treat empathy as a problem of constitution and answer the question of how the objects in the usual theories, such as the psycho-physical individual, personality, etc., arise within consciousness. Within the framework of a short ...

Author: W.J. Stein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400910515

Category: Philosophy

Page: 137

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he radical viewpoint of phenomenology is presented by T 3 Edmund Husser! in his Ideas. This viewpoint seems quite simple at first, but becomes exceedingly complex and involves intricate distinctions when attempts are made to apply it to actual problems. Therefore, it may be well to attempt a short statement of this position in order to note the general problems with which it is dealing as well as the method of solution which it proposes. I shall emphasize the elements of phenomenology which seem most relevant to E. Stein's work. Husser! deals with two traditional philosophical questions, and in answering them, develops the method of phenomenological reduction which he maintains is the basis of all science. These questions are, "What is it that can be known without doubt?" and "How is this knowledge possible in the most general sense?" In the tradition of idealism he takes consciousness as the area to be investigated. He posits nothing about the natural world. He puts it in "brackets," as a portion of an algebraic formula is put in brackets, and makes no use of the material within these brackets. This does not mean that the "real" wor!d does not exist, he says emphatically; it only means that this existence is a presupposition must be suspended to achieve pure description.
Categories: Philosophy

Reality and Empathy

Reality and Empathy

In order to look at this kind of question we need a brain of a simple order in which the character of the programming is known . The problems of homuncularity in relation to physics come from discomfort over empathy , not from physics ...

Author: Alex Comfort

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0873957636

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

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Examines the possible future impact of physics, biology, mathematics, and other sciences on the world view of modern man
Categories: Philosophy

Empathy at Scale

Empathy at Scale

For whom do you need to experience empathy? Whose problem are you trying to understand and solve? You may find that your solution has a secondary and even tertiary user. This may not be immediately obvious so remain open to the ...

Author: Dana Publicover

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781794802087

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 130

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How many times have you experienced organizational change that is, at best, a rebrand and business as usual at worst? To create real change, real change must occur. The way we work isn't working. Employees wear too many hats and spend all their time putting out fires instead of strategizing a brilliant future. Innovation is just a word in our tagline. We're looking for the Next Big Thing, but we can't afford to take a risk on anything different.It's time to try a new approach to problem-solving using tools already at your disposal. To understand the root cause of problems (and predict the impact of your solution), you must empathize with your user-your customer, your member, your client or even your employee. This book will teach you how to empathize with anyone and run a full-scale empathy study to collect actionable, qualitative data. You'll also learn problem-solving methods and ways to prove ideas early on to avoid costly mistakes down the line.If you find yourself with unsolvable problems and you're open to trying new ways of thinking, Empathy at Scale is the impetus you've been waiting for. Dana Publicover brings knowledge from years in startup business development, product design, user research and design thinking facilitation to show that there is always a creative solution-and it's not going to come out of routine brainstorms. Because if you could sit and think up a solution, you'd have the answer by now. This book is for anyone who knows it's time to change the way they work, who wants to change but isn't sure how, and who believes their work gets in the way of their job. REVIEWS: "Companies are beginning to realize that what is missing from their development process is a real understanding of the audiences they serve. Teams looking to gain that understanding should look to Empathy at Scale for a practical playbook to get people out of their own heads to better see into others'. Publicover has a wide variety of examples and tips to build empathy, a critical skill in the 21st century." - Gretchen Anderson, author of Mastering Collaboration "Dana's understanding of empathy and it's vital role in product and service design is as comprehensive and well-delivered in this book as any place you can find. She has rightfully put the horse in front of the cart which is the opposite of what most design thinkers do. This book is a guide to save time, save money, and create what your customers want and will use." -Cam Marston, President, Generational Insights.
Categories: Business & Economics

Rethinking Feminist Ethics

Rethinking Feminist Ethics

Care, Trust and Empathy Daryl Koehn. himself to imagine how the world might look to someone not that differentfrom himself who felt it appropriate to commit the particular crime in question. Just imagining this point of view, ...

Author: Daryl Koehn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134679317

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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The question of whether there can be a distinctively female ethics is one of the most important and controversial debates in gender studies, philosophy and psychology today. Rethinking Feminist Ethics; Care, Trust and Empathy marks a bold intervention in these debates and bridges the ground between women theorists disenchanted with aspects of traditional ethics and traditional theories that insist upon the need for some ethical principles.
Categories: Philosophy

Empathy I Psychology Revivals

Empathy I  Psychology Revivals

This degree of sophistication demarcates the analyst's empathy from that of other people with natural ... One approach is to avoid the empathic problem altogether by amassing such a formidable arsenal of “hard” data that the ...

Author: Joseph D. Lichtenberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317970644

Category: Psychology

Page: 362

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When the late Heinz Kohut defined psychoanalysis as the science of empathy and introspection, he sparked a debate that has animated psychoanalytic discourse ever since. What is the relationship of empathy to psychoanalysis? Is it a constituent of analytical technique, an integral aspect of the therapeutic action of analysis, or simply a metaphor for a mode of observation better understood via ‘classical’ theory and terminology? The dialogue about empathy, which is really a dialogue about the nature of the analytic process, continues in this two-volume set, originally published in 1984. In Volume I, several illuminating attempts to define empathy are followed by Kohut’s essay, ‘Introspection, Empathy, and the Semicircle of Mental Health.’ Kohut’s paper, in turn, ushers in a series of original contributions on ‘Empathy as a Perspective in Psychoanalysis.’ The volume ends with five papers which strive to demarcate an empathic approach to various areas of artistic endeavour, including the appreciation of visual art. Volume II continues the dialogue with a series of developmental studies which explore the role of empathy in early child care at the same time as they chart the emergence of the young child’s capacity to empathize. In the concluding section, ‘Empathy in Psychoanalytic Work,’ contributors and discussants return to the arena of technique. They not only theorize about empathy in relation to analytic understanding and communication, but address issues of nosology, considering how the empathic vantage point may be utilized in the treatment of patients with borderline and schizophrenic pathology. In their critical attention to the many dimensions of empathy – philosophical, developmental, therapeutic, artistic – the contributors collectively bear witness to the fact that Kohut has helped to shape new questions, but not set limits to the search for answers. The product of their efforts is an anatomical exploration of a topic whose relevance for psychoanalysis and psychotherapy is only beginning to be understood.
Categories: Psychology

Political Philosophy Empathy and Political Justice

Political Philosophy  Empathy and Political Justice

In order to do so, she needs her empathy 'on line', or 'lit up', throughout. We are back, then, full circle, to the problem with which we began, namely Aristotle's problem of equality – just who is an equal and on whose terms (see pp.

Author: Matt Edge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317701859

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

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In this work, Matt Edge offers an innovative approach to political philosophy. He invites the reader to consider the question of political justice from an empathic perspective - if you were asked to construct a theory of justice acceptable to members of a community you were not yourself a part of, how would you succeed in making your proposal acceptable? What tools would you rely on to construct such a theory, and why? Equally, what would make anyone qualified to write such a theory? Using empathy, this remarkable, natural, tool human beings possess for making moral and ethical decisions, and, thereby, placing yourself as someone on the receiving end of the very theory of justice you yourself are constructing, what would you come up with? What set of alterable human structures and systems would you deem acceptable, were you to find yourself in the position of a citizen living under such structures? Political Philosophy, Empathy and Political Justice offers a unique and compelling account of the type of free system required to pass an empathic examination at the heart of these, and related, questions, matters which define all human eras, in the constant search for political and social justice on our diverse planet.
Categories: Political Science

Empathy

Empathy

In Drei Schriften zum ästhetischen Formproblem [Three contributions to the aesthetic problem of form] (pp. 1–44). Halle: Niemeyer. Vischer, R. (1873/1994). On the Optical Sense of Form. A Contribution to Aesthetics.

Author: Vanessa Lux

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137512994

Category: Psychology

Page: 325

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This book digs into the complex archaeology of empathy illuminating controversies, epistemic problems and unanswered questions encapsulated within its cross-disciplinary history. The authors ask how a neutral innate capacity to directly understand the actions and feelings of others becomes charged with emotion and moral values associated with altruism or caregiving. They explore how the discovery of the mirror neuron system and its interpretation as the neurobiological basis of empathy has stimulated such an enormous body of research and how in a number of these studies, the moral values and social attitudes underlying empathy in human perception and action are conceptualized as universal traits. It is argued that in the humanities the historical, cultural and scientific genealogies of empathy and its forerunners, such as Einfühlung, have been shown to depend on historical preconditions, cultural procedures, and symbolic systems of production. The multiple semantics of empathy and related concepts are discussed in the context of their cultural and historical foundations, raising questions about these cross-disciplinary constellations. This volume will be of interest to scholars of psychology, art history, cultural research, history of science, literary studies, neuroscience, philosophy and psychoanalysis.
Categories: Psychology