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  • Published: 3 August 2015
  • ISBN: 9781846043857
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $26.00

Empathy

A Handbook for Revolution




A practical, philosophical guide to living with empathy by one of the UK's leading thinkers

Influential popular philosopher Roman Krznaric argues our brains are wired for social connection: empathy is at the heart of who we are. It's an essential, transforming quality we must develop for the 21st Century.

Through encounters with actors, activists, groundbreaking designers, undercover journalists, nurses, bankers and neuroscientists, Krznaric defines a new breed of adventurer. He sets out the six life-enhancing habits of highly empathic people, whose skills enable them to connect with others in extraordinary ways.

Empathy has the power to transform relationships, from the personal to the political. Krznaric contends that, as we move on from an age of introspection, empathy will be key to fundamental social change - making this book a manifesto for revolution.

  • Pub date: 3 August 2015
  • ISBN: 9781846043857
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $26.00

About the Author

Roman Krznaric

Roman Krznaric is a social philosopher whose books, including Empathy, The Wonderbox and How to Find Fulfilling Work, have been published in more than twenty languages. He is the founder of the world’s first Empathy Museum and of the digital Empathy Library. He is also a founding faculty member of The School of Life and on the faculty of Year Here.

Roman has been named by the Observer as one of Britain’s leading popular philosophers. His writings have been widely influential amongst political and ecological campaigners, education reformers, social entrepreneurs and designers. He is an acclaimed public speaker, and his talks and workshops have taken him from a London prison to Google’s headquarters in California.

After growing up in Sydney and Hong Kong, he studied at the universities of Oxford, London and Essex, where he gained his PhD in political sociology. Roman has worked as an academic, a gardener and a human rights campaigner. He is also a fanatical real tennis player and has a passion for making furniture.

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Praise for Empathy

“Having spent the past decade studying empathy, I can say without hesitation that Roman's work is exactly what we need to bring this powerful concept off the pages and into our lives. Empathy inspires with a unique combination of teaching, storytelling, and a serious call to action.”

Brené Brown, bestselling author of Daring Greatly

“Empathy explores the essence of being human...inspiring, fascinating and helpful.”

Rick Hanson, author of Hardwiring Happiness and Buddha's Brain


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