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Streamed live on Feb 5, 2014
Center for Building a Culture of Empathy http://cultureofempathy.com/ This Empathy Book Club Circle http://j.mp/1jeSutU is on the book: Empathy and Democracy: Feeling, Thinking, and Deliberation by Michael E. Morrell. Facebook Event Link: http://j.mp/1lBKAiI Morrell's academic field is political theory, and his thesis is that empathy plays a crucial role in enabling democracy to function the way it should.
In this book, Michael Morrell proposes that empathy plays a crucial role in enabling democratic deliberation to function the way it should.
"Today's democracies are still struggling to fulfill democracies promise of equal consideration, and the claim I will defend is that they can do so most fully by giving empathy a central role in democratic decision-making.
Without empathy, large modern societies cannot give citizens the kind of equal consideration necessary to make democratic decision legitimate."
The Center for Building A Culture of Empathy's new page on Michael Morrell at http://j.mp/1jeSutU includes a table of contents as well as brief descriptions of each chapter.