Speaker's Series Jan 27

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 12:00

Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation & Rhetoric along with the Transnational Law & Justice Network at the University of Windsor invite you to a talk by


Antonio Calcagno

King's University College at Western University


“The Possibilities and Limits of Empathy”


The philosopher Edith Stein (1891–1942) is viewed as one of the foundational and most important theorists of empathy. Her earlier and later accounts of empathy make the case that it can serve as a source of self-knowledge, deliver knowledge of others’ minds and affective states, and make manifest the deep structure of the human person. She also claims that empathy is the condition for the possibility of knowledge in the human sciences. This paper explores whether empathy can fulfill all that Stein attributes to it. Furthermore, I consider the limits of empathy: What happens when empathy with another cannot or does not happen?  What happens when empathic acts deliver wrong or false knowledge?


Monday January 27, 2020


Faculty of Law Lounge

Lunch Provided

Please Register for this event at http://attend.com/TLJNJan3