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Nikolas Prassas - Empathy and the Constitution of the self in the Philosophy of Edith Stein

  • Жарияланды 2015 ж. 9 Нау.

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  • Fr. Hugh MacKenzie
    Fr. Hugh MacKenzie  Жыл бұрын

    Very helpful. Thank you. Loved the Weil quote.
    Empathy towards others is undoubtedly a phenomenological fact, and intuition of possible communion with them is undoubtedly basic to all intelligibility. But IMO this is primarily towards God, not other human beings (pace Newman).
    Possible communion with another is the basis of intelligibility because it is fundamentally (a la Pragmatism) the possibility of wilful, morally evaluated, action. This phenomenon gives us the basic concepts of me and an-other with whom I can cooperate. The latter 'other', as an empirical observation, is my intelligible environment - which includes other people. It involves, through my conscience, a moral evaluation of different options. This is a quasi-empathetic intuition of An-Other behind our environment: the Creator who has morally willed it into being, inviting us to act well.
    It's the whole of the cosmic environment in which we find ourselves, that is the context for recognising other humans and their moral value.
    So I’m with Newman on conscience. Empathetic intuition of God comes before that of other humans, not the other way around. And our own present moment creativity is the prime (highly analogical) image of what it’s like to be God. Thanks again.

  • Paula Pineda
    Paula Pineda 3 жыл бұрын +1

    What a brilliant lecture!

  • Santicomputer
    Santicomputer 6 жыл бұрын

    Brilliant ending!

  • Susan Mellott Dolan
    Susan Mellott Dolan 6 жыл бұрын +1

    I applaud you, Nikolas Prassas and all there. This concern of empathy had succumb a Master to Philosophy and a Doctorate. I hope she was chosen from all that were discussed to see her a Church Doctor soon, as work that is now in Rome for the verification of her work in phenomenology. I see her work in empathy had radiated throughout her work to see a mind of God. I think essence very much a part of where we find empathy. I am beginning a facebook page ( along with verification of her being chosen Church Doctor and proving her sainthood of a novel I wrote entitled Ten Men and a Road) that is entitled Ten Men and a Road and for Pope John Paul 11 who is also involved as being called for Church Father and yes, The Great but Edith had gotten press with his making her a saint. I wanted to see if they can help sciences and faith concerns yet of it, could congratulate you. I wanted to really think as this when I first had someone see this work of Ten Men right thinking and you helped greatly. So few gointo depth of philosophy as easy as you had. Continue. I hope a theologian!! I want to post this to her facebook page I am making to start serious discussion of this work of hers in empathy. Thank you so so much for thinking of u tube as vehicle to school study.

  • Lord HaveMercy
    Lord HaveMercy 6 жыл бұрын +1

    An excellent little lecture!

  • Peter Moore
    Peter Moore 2 жыл бұрын +8

    The Britishness in this video is ridiculous XD

  • Chris Gardiner
    Chris Gardiner 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Jesus his accent is annoying. Switched off