Empathy What it is and how it works Northwestern Feinberg School – Lou Agosta

How is empathy different than compassion or altruism?

How does empathy contribute to or act as a filter against burn out or compassion fatigue?

What does it mean to train or develop one’s empathy – and how does one do so?

In this talk, the attendee learn (engage with):

  • (1) What is empathy – how is it defined – and how does it function
  • (2) A short – very short – narrative of the secret story of empathy in the history of philosophy
  • (3) How do break downs in empathy give us access to break through results in human relations?
  • (4) How does empathy relate to introspection?