Mary McCampbell – episode 321
Have you ever tried to put yourself in someone else’s shoes? Mary McCampbell joins me on the podcast to talk about Imagining Our Neighbors as Ourselves: How Art Shapes Empathy. McCampbell talks about the collective cultural loss of empathy that is directly related to the inability to imagine the life and circumstances of the other. She says that our malnourished capacity for empathy is connected to an equally malnourished imagination.
In her book as well as in our conversation on the podcast, Mary McCampbell looks at how narrative art (literature, film, television, or popular music) expands our imaginations and emboldens our ability to love our neighbors as ourselves. It’s a fascinating conversation that I think you will appreciate and relate to.
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