For a number of years now, empathy has been a central topic of public and academic debate and research. It is the subject of artistic, moral and psychological reflections and commands interest from the humanities and hard sciences alike, often being a driving motor of knowledge production. It is time to take stock and consider the heterogeneity and complexity of empathy, the values different societies and cultures have attached to it and the various approaches that frame its investigations.
The SLSAeu Conference 2017 provides a cross-disciplinary platform for the discussions of the following interrelated subthemes :
(1) Empathy, Morality, Ethics
(2) Empathy, Narrative, Imagination
(3) Empathy and the Nonhuman
(4) Collective Empathy
For details please go to the “Streams” page.