Siri Hustvedt

Critical to any discussion of empathy are its conceptual boundaries, its history in philosophy and science, and its cultural context. Siri Hustvedt's talk explores the role of empathy in certain philosophers, the neurobiology of mirroring, and the often-ignored reality of pregnancy and its "intermediate organ," the placenta. And she asks: how should we integrate empathy into our social and political lives? How do we promote empathy? And how do we hinder it?

Siri Hustvedt, born in 1955, is one of the most important writers and essayists in the United States. Her best-known publications include What I Loved (2003), The Summer Without Men (2011), and her new collection of essays, Mothers, Fathers, and Perpetrators (2023). Her works are informed by her lifelong exploration of how we function and what holds us together as human beings.

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Language: English

In the context of the International Science Festival - Geist Heidelberg and the 13th Empathy Conference.

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Date: 01.12.2023

Time: 20:00


Empathy, boundaries and everything in between

13th Empathy Conference - Day 1

Event type:

Conference Geist Heidelberg Lecture


Aula der Neuen Universität

Prices plus fees
Regular 15,90 €
Reduced 12,90 €
Member 9,90 €