Emotion III (podcast)

Empathy and sympathy are practically opposites. They move in different directions.

  
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Empathy III

This is the third in my series on empathy.

Sympathy is an intellectual concept. It’s based on a contrast of values. It leads to an opinion first and a feeling second. Sympathy may or may not trigger a feeling. A person who has no feelings at all can still sympathize with others...

What passes for intellectual empathy is not empathy at all, it’s simply a verbal means of communicating feeling, but if there is no feeling, then it’s just verbiage.


If you made a sadist more empathic, it would just lead to a happier sadist.”
Paul Bloom

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