[SydPhil] Ethics of Empathy Symposium, Wed Oct 22, State Library of NSW

Robert Sinnerbrink robert.sinnerbrink at mq.edu.au
Mon Oct 20 14:36:14 AEDT 2014

Dear All,

The following item may be of interest:

The Sydney Node of The ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of
Emotions, Europe 1100 - 1800 presents:




Robert Sinnerbrink (Macquarie University)

“Empathic Ethics: Phenomenology, Cognitivism, and Moving Images”


Louise D’Arcens (University of Wollongong)

Helen Day (University of Central Lancashire)

Yasmin Haskell (The University of Western Australia)

Fincina Hopgood (The University of Melbourne)

Jay Johnston (The University of Sydney)

Andrew Lynch (The University of Western Australia)

Juanita Ruys (The University of Sydney)

Carolyn Strange (Australian National University)

Anik Waldow (The University of Sydney)

Date: *Wednesday October 22*, 2014 9:00am-6:00pm

Location: *Dixson Room, State Library of New South Wales,* Macquarie
Street, Sydney


Empathy might seem a natural human emotion—but is it? Or does it have a
history; is it culturally produced and regulated? Is it always positive or
does it have a darker side? The speakers at this symposium explore the
question of empathy from a range of disciplines— philosophy, religion,
aesthetics, literature, film studies, history. They ask what role the
creative arts have, and should have, in the production of empathy, how
different historical cultures have viewed empathy, and whether empathy is
simply a warm inner feeling or requires outward action to be effected.


Registration is free, however, as the event is catered, please email
craig.lyons at sydney.edu.au to confirm your attendance by 8 October 2014.


For more information, including abstracts, visit


Dr Robert Sinnerbrink
Senior Lecturer
Australian Research Council Future Fellow

Department of Philosophy
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Macquarie University
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Sydney, Australia

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