Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 7pm
CTNS Public Forum with Celia Deane-Drummond
Dinner Board Room, Graduate Theological Union
This lecture contributes a theological perspective to recent heated public debates in psychology on the rejection of empathy as of key significance in the moral life. In dialogue with philosopher Martha Nussbaum, Professor Deane-Drummond explores recent analysis of the deep history of the evolution of compassion in early hominins. She also argues for the importance of charity, understood in the classic, Thomistic, sense, as holding a central place for mercy and its relationship with superabundant compassion.