Growing Empathy : Academic Empathy – my interview with Carl Gombrich

In December of 2013, Mr. Carl Gombrich wrote an essay, “Academic Empathy; A concept bearing in mind?” I was very excited when I saw this article, here was another person talking about how we can use empathy to make our lives better! In his case, he was talking about how to use it to improve academic thinking and spur growth . I asked him to share his thoughts on empathy with me, so I could then share them with you.


Academic Empathy, as Carl defines it,
is being interested in what someone else
is studying – to pursue a discipline on
the other side of a boundary.
Here’s a taste of what we talked about. I hope you’ll find this interesting and perhaps you’ll check out his essay too.