There’s a fascinating new BBC Radio 4 series called The Human Zoo, looking at the ins and outs of who we really are – are we led by the head or the heart? what are the quirks and qualities that drive human behaviour? Episode 4 focuses on why human beings find it so difficult to admit when […]
Here’s a new podcast from the rather wonderful Aeon Magazine, in which philosopher Jules Evans explores the theme of empathy. I kick off by talking about the history of empathy, tracing the concept from Adam Smith’s ideas in the 18th century and through developments in child psychology over the past hundred years. Then comes Maria Konnikova, who […]
If you want to read my post popular article on empathy, this is it: The Six Habits of Highly Empathic People, published over at the Greater Good Science Centre at Berkeley. I also explored this theme in a talk I gave at the Royal Society of the Arts, which describes six ways to expand our empathic potential, […]
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Peter Kropotkin was one of the greatest thinkers of the nineteenth century, who managed to multi-task as a Russian prince, renowned geographer and revolutionary anarchist. In this interview with Phonic FM, a wonderful community radio station based in Exeter, I discuss how Kropotkin’s ideas about ‘mutual aid’ relate to my own work on empathy, and why Kropotkin is a prophet for the art of living in the twenty-first century. The interview lasts around 50 minutes.
This week I was the guest on Elese Coit’s ‘A New Way to Handle Absolutely Everything’ radio show in Seattle. We spoke together on the subject of ‘Empathy, the Radical Art of Living’.
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On November 15 I spoke about empathy and the Outrospection blog on BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Sally on Sunday’ programme hosted by Sally Magnusson.
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