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A Rumor of Empathy

A Rumor of Empathy

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May 13th 2015:Human Rights and Empathy - Philosophy and Fiction?

Join Lou for a discussion with Michael Boylan, philosopher and thought leader, on justifying human rights and the uses of fiction in doing so. Michael is innovating in the uses of story telling, narrative, and fiction to open up depths of human experience that sometimes are missed by philosophical argumentation and categorization. This method puts us in touch with aspects of being a human being that are hidden in plain view. The conversation takes off from Michael’s 2014 book Natural Human Rights (Cambridge Press), which includes four original short stories that engage with human rights. Micha

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Michael Boylan

Michael Boylan is a thought leader in philosophy, ethics, and political engagement in the best sense of the words. He is also a story teller and writer. A philosopher in his own right, professor and chair of the philosophy department at Marymount University in Arlington Virgina, Michael is committed to translating dense distinctions into language that is accessible to and useable by you and me as everyday persons. He has 26 published books and more than 120 published articles. He has lectured in eleven countries and has been the subject of a book of essays. Boylan’s publications include Philosophy: An Innovative Introduction – Fictive Narrative, Primary texts and Responsive Writing with Ch
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