Introduction to Nine empathies – Empathy for empathy itself.

by Greg Swann

I’m writing a short book of philosophy this weekend discriminating among depths of empathy. This is how it begins: Introduction:

Introduction: Empathy unbound.

When it comes to empathy, I feel so all alone. Determinist/reductionist science is bound and determined that virtue mustbe vice. In consequence, academics have so convoluted empathy as to miss most of what it is, this in preference to extruding elaborately detailed claims about everything it isn’t.

Here is everything empathy is not: Self-sacrifice.