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The Empathy Experiment

Larry Spears wrote that one key principle of servant leadership is empathy; servant leaders strive to understand and empathize with others. People need to be accepted for their special and unique spirits. To understand “other,” one must be able to see beyond themselves, a task that is difficult in a narcissistic culture. Nishida Kitaro advocated for pure experience, a Buddhistic metaphysic that enables the individual to move beyond his/her subjectivity, creating a recipe for empathy.


David Howell

David Howell is a professor in the Humanities Department at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He teaches courses in creative thinking, creative non-fiction, ethics, composition and research methods. He received an MFA in poetry from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks ... read more

Date: Mon, Nov 8

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 12:30-1:45pm CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Instructor: David Howell

Fee: $10

Program Number: FALL:368

Note: In-person capacity: 38
Live-stream capacity: 300

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