The Empathic Civilisation [Video]

In the following 10-minute video, bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society.

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8 Responses to The Empathic Civilisation [Video]

  1. Great drawing and good lecture. One major technical error: Y-chrom adam and mitochon-eve were not two indviduals around at the same time who mated to produce us all. No. The bible is wrong there as well.

  2. Great drawing and good lecture. One major technical error: Y-chrom adam and mitochon-eve were not two indviduals around at the same time who mated to produce us all. No. The bible is wrong there as well.

  3. I know he's only had 10 mins to make his point in this video, and I'm not familiar with his other work, but I think he really does miss the fact that creating ties based on anything but simply being a human being brings an inherent division with it, which ends up leading to aggression and violence and an "us" and "them" ideology anyway. You just need to look at all the wars brought about because of Nationalism, all the religious feuds and even family disputes, to know this is true. So, good vid, but unrealistically optimistic.

  4. I know he’s only had 10 mins to make his point in this video, and I’m not familiar with his other work, but I think he really does miss the fact that creating ties based on anything but simply being a human being brings an inherent division with it, which ends up leading to aggression and violence and an “us” and “them” ideology anyway. You just need to look at all the wars brought about because of Nationalism, all the religious feuds and even family disputes, to know this is true. So, good vid, but unrealistically optimistic.

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