Patrick H. Byrne’s essay for the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, online in advance of the paper edition.
Patrick H. Byrne – ‘Empathy, Insight and Objectivity: Edith Stein & Bernard Lonergan’ (Originally published online: 18 June 2019).
Abstract: Edith Stein’s study of empathy has much to offer to the current growth of research into empathy. This article first summarizes her phenomenological account of the complex layers involved in empathy. It then identifies certain gaps in her analyses, and proposes that what Bernard Lonergan called “insight” fills the missing gaps. Conversely, it argues that Lonergan’s account of human subjectivity would be enriched by Stein’s insights about empathy. It concludes by explaining how supplementing Stein’s account with analyses of insights provides an answer to the question of how empathy can be objective knowledge.
Full article: https://doi.org/10.1080/00071773.2019.1630906
Patrick H. Byrne, Philosophy Department, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
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