Empathy, a somewhat overworked buzzword these days, given currency by those who seek to emphasise the degree to which fellow feeling is absent from those whose views are divergent from their own. Often, “compassion” or “sympathy” would suffice. In a technical discussion of, say, Bertholt Brecht’s dramaturgy, it has its place, of course.

“Empathie : pourquoi voir les autres souffrir fait mal” : http://www.lefigaro.fr/sciences/2018/07/06/01008-20180706ARTFIG00330-empathie-pourquoi-voir-les-autres-souffrir-fait-mal.php

“Can I see another’s woe
And not be in sorrow too?
Can I see another’s grief
And not seek for sweet relief?
Never, never can it be!” [William Blake]

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.