“One of the leading big-picture thinkers of our day” (Utne Reader) delivers his boldest work in this erudite, tough-minded, and far-reaching manifesto. In this sweeping new interpretation of the history of civilization, bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin looks at the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it. TITLE: The Empathic Civilisation. Speakers: Jeremy Rifkin. Chaired by: Date: Venue: RSA, 8 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6EZ. NB. This is an unedited.

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He also seems to be a big fan of the ‘cosmopolitan’ individual and globalization. Jul 12, Shel rated it it civilizwtion amazing Shelves: And we don’t want to go back to a world dominated by magic and divine intervention.

American economic and social theorist, writer, public speaker, political advisor, and activist.

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This is one of my favorite kinds of books, one that recasts much of what we know in an entirely new context. Rifkin connects the qualitative changes in energy regimes and communication techniques with changes in how people understand and organize reality.

Lo bueno del libro: Dec 07, Aspen Junge rated it it was amazing Shelves: It isn’t so much that Obama himself represents a turning point, as much as the Millenials are ushering in the victory of multicultural hippie-paganism over Judeo-Christian traditionalism, and this probably will ease the way to the empathic civilization Rifkin describes.

The very way our brains are structured disposes us to a way of feeling, thinking, and acting in the world that is no longer entirely relevant to the new environments we have created for ourselves. With global warming fuelling a resurgence of geopolitical tensions, climate science has become a weapon in a war of disinformation.

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He begins by discussing mirror neurons, which allow one person to “feel” what another is feeling, then delves into the advancement of psychology since Freud. Climate change Science Climate change Environment reviews.

Unfortunate that at this critical time in history, there’s a sociopath in the WH w I love the idea of this book – the entire history of civilization in just pages.

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. As for escape- The Empathic Civilization removes readers from the specific minutiae of everyday life, encouraging them instead to focus on big, broad issues and consider themselves as part of a larger, extremely powerful whole.

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But the stirring conclusion after Rifkin’s survey of world everything psychology, history, economics, biology, etc. Feb 28, Alexander Ally rated it it was amazing. The funny thing is I wholeheartedly agree with all the major conclusions.

Amazingly, Rifkin, a consultant to the United Nation This is the book that pulls it all together! Mar 26, Fons Jena rated it did not like it Shelves: I’m not necessarily converted to all his theories or his barely-suppressed optimism, but two experiences, one directly related to reading The Empathic Civilization and one indirectly related show how this paradigm-shifter shifted mine just a wee bit.

The Empathic Civilization: The Race To Global Consciousness In A World In Crisis by Jeremy Rifkin

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It is packed with invaluable information and insight about steering a relatively safe course through the sometimes rough seas of our rapidly changing, interconnected world.

To ask other readers questions about The Empathic Civilizationplease sign up. One is free, then, to the extent that one has been nurtured and raised in a society that allows for empathetic opportunities. The third part consists of the remaining five chapters. Skeptics would say there still are far too many Islamic Salafists, Russian Orthodox traditionalists, and East African evangelicals out there, but Rifkin would argue that this does not necessitate wars – the dominance of English-language pop culture and its multicultural support for women’s rights, gay rights, etc.


The Empathic Civilization: The Race To Global Consciousness In A World In Crisis

Despite being sometimes overwritten, Rifkin’s latest contribution to what I like to call “cosmopolitan theory” starting now has changed how I see things. Sep 12, Phoebe Gilpinwright rated it it was amazing Shelves: My reading of the last years of Western civ would lead me to a starkly different conclusion. The book looks back in seeking to solve modern issues and provides an interesting perspective on historical events.

The innate sociability of human beings is a fact, but it does not follow that they are likely to cooperate in dealing with environmental crisis. Oct 07, David rated it it was amazing.

Amazingly, Rifkin, a consultant to the United Nations and the EU knows psychoanalytic concepts better than most psychiatrists and weaves these civioization into his theories which incorporate an in depth understanding of complex systems theory, and of course the history of civilization and religion.

The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis by Jeremy Rifkin

Inspired by Your Browsing History. The flip side of Rifkin’s argument — that native cultures mus Blah. For much of the book, he seems to blame the state of our civilization rfkin entropy, rather than the destructive attitudes and beliefs.