Siri Hustvedt

The International Science Festival
Dec 2023

Geist Heidelberg

The International Science Festival

On Friday, December 1, 2023, join Siri at The International Science Festival, Geist Heidelberg, 13th Empathy Conference. 8pm at Aula der Neuen Universität, Heidelberg, Germany. Tickets are Euro 15.90

Lecture: Empathy, boundaries and everything in between.

Critical to any discussion of empathy are its conceptual boundaries, its history in philosophy and science, and its cultural context. Siri Hustvedt's talk explores the role of empathy in certain philosophers, the neurobiology of mirroring, and the often-ignored reality of pregnancy and its "intermediate organ," the placenta. And she asks: how should we integrate empathy into our social and political lives? How do we promote empathy? And how do we hinder it?