On Empathy

Law Library Journal Vol. 108:3 [2016-24]

Boston University School of Law, Working Paper No. 16-36

11 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2016 Last revised: 13 Sep 2016

Date Written: September 7, 2016

Abstract

Professor Wheeler discusses the deadly mass shooting of June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, and his belief that more empathy is needed in the world. Wheeler then relates, through personal anecdotes, his own journey toward empathy. He concedes that there is no recipe for empathy, but believes that sharing personal stories can spur conversation, thinking, and collective action.

Keywords: empathy, diversity, shootings, poverty, mental illness, religion

JEL Classification: I30, I31, Z12, Z10, Z19

Suggested Citation

Wheeler, Ronald E., On Empathy (September 7, 2016). Law Library Journal Vol. 108:3 [2016-24], Boston University School of Law, Working Paper No. 16-36, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2836027

Ronald E. Wheeler (Contact Author)

Boston University School of Law ( email )

765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
United States

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