Symposium on Empathy: Self, Society, Culture – November 2011

10 02 2011





Indiana University organizes a symposium titled “Empathy: Self, Society, Culture” on November 11-12, 2011.

Growing out of a two-year grant-supported project on “Virtuous Empathy: Scientific and Humanistic Investigations” this symposium aims to explore theories and practices of empathy. Papers are invited to explore both virtuous and vicious forms of empathy, and to do so from a variety of perspectives. Proposals for papers are invited in three broad categories: Empathy and Psychology; Empathy and Ethics; and Empathy in Culture, History, and Society.

I have highlighted the final category since it is one where cultural neuroscience can make its own contributions to. In this regard, I recommend reading the following papers:

For more information about applying and submitting proposals link here.




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