Monika Betzler What Is the Value of Empathy and How Does it Relate to Morality?
To have empathy is often defined as the capacity to imagine or feel like other people feel. In the philosophical tradition morality and empathy have often been seen as intertwined or as one being the condition of the other. More recently, this close link has been questioned. Practical philosopher MONIKA BETZLER investigates how the human capacity to empathize with others is related to the concept of morality. In this video, she focuses this question on defining the value of empathy and what this value contributes to morality. For this, she observed normative practices analyzing how people behave and developed a normative concept of empathy. She found concrete evaluative features that allow the establishment of extrinsic and intrinsic values of empathy.
LT Video Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.21036/LTPUB10498