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Jackie Leach Scully keynote talk on 'Empathy'

PEALS Executive Director Jackie Leach Scully gave a keynote address at the 11th conference of the European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, held in Basel 21-24 June 2017.

The theme this year was 'Empathies', and Jackie's keynote considered the question of the role of knowledge in empathy, in particular whether not having knowledge about other people's lives reduces the capacity for empathy with them. Later on Saturday, she also chaired a session on the role of empathy in medical education.


Jackie Leach Scully
Professor Jackie Leach Scully

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