Some may fear that this is some new crackpot liberal conspiracy idea to make sure that the Taliban take over America and get rid of Dick Cheney and the Tea Partiers. On June 28, Elena Kagan was vetted by the United States Senate to determine if she was suitable to join the Supreme Court of our land.
In his opening remarks at those hearings, our honorable white, male, and good Christian Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama said, These are examples of a growing trend in responding to harmful actions and building trust between individuals and communities called Restorative Justice.
A capacity for empathy might make us better people, but placing empathy at the center of our moral lives may be ill‐advised.Jean Decety Empathy, which implies a shared interpersonal experience, is implicated in many aspects of social cognition, notably prosocial behavior, morality and the regulation of aggression.The purpose of this paper is to critically examine the current knowledge in developmental and affective neuroscience with an emphasis on the perception of pain in others.If we label conflict or violence as bad, then politically that is so handy because what we do is condemn the frustrated expressions of anger and powerlessness by those who are most marginalized.Here's a good article about Restorative Justice and Restorative Circles.I took a workshop with Dominic Barter who has developed the Restorative Circles process and I found it to be the most effective process I've come across. You can see my interview of Dominic on the nature of empathy ) Empathy Is The Secret To Networking An interviewer was once giving a lecture on the art of the the Q&A.He shared question strategies, tips and techniques he had carefully collected over the years.It is something we should cultivate because it makes us better people. But it is also sometimes suggested that empathy is somehow necessary for morality.That is the hypothesis I want to interrogate and challenge.Jeffrey Ellis Ive posted numerous times before about the need for critical thinkers to practice intellectual empathy the ability and willingness to examine issues from others viewpoints in a fair and open-minded manner.A person who fails to practice intellectual empathy often unfairly mischaracterizes an opposing viewpoint (committing the straw man fallacy) and snarkily ridicules its holder (committing various forms of the ad hominem fallacy).2010-09-02 - The Neurodevelopment of Empathy in Humans.