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The Question of Empathy

The Question of Empathy

Have you ever wondered about empathy, what it is and why it matters? What makes us human and capable of incredible caring, total savagery, or worse, complete indifference toward each other? Are you looking for ways to better understand yourself, the people around you and across the world? The Question of Empathy entreats you to explore this hard-wired capacity, not through rose colored glasses, but with an honest look at human nature. Philosophy and psychology, neuroscience and art lead the way along a journey of discovery into what makes us who we are and how we connect to others. It isn’t always easy, but then neither is real life. The Question of Empathy offers a roadmap.


Pages: 220
Pub Date: 09-15-2018
Softcover: 16.95 9781633936690
Hardcover: 24.95 9781633936713
Ebook: 9781633936706 9781633936706


Through her writing, Carol Jeffers blends creative nonfiction and fiction to more fully explore the human condition. Her first book-length manuscript, The Question of Empathy, is a semi-finalist in the 2017 Pirates' Alley William Faulkner Writing Competition (Walter Isaacson, judge). A Professor Emeritus of Art Education, her interest in empathic listening began in the classroom years ago when she and her university students explored works of art that served as personal metaphors. These experiences and related interactions with art, self, and others were the subjects of Carol's academic writing published in refereed journals, edited volumes and a single-author book (Spheres of Possibility: Linking Service-Learning and the Visual Arts) during her university career. More on Carol at www.CarolJeffersWriter.com

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