Empathy and Interpersonal Understanding

The aim of the research project "Empathy and Interpersonal Understanding" is to contribute to this current debate by investigating two questions: 1) What is empathy and what role does it play in interpersonal understanding? 2) To what extent does interpersonal understanding presuppose a common social and cultural background? The project will run from 2011-2016 and is funded by VELUX FONDEN.

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Individual projects


Head of project, professor Dan Zahavi

Postdoc John Michael

Postdoc Joona Taipale

Postdoc Thomas Szanto

PhD Fellow James Jardine

PhD Fellow Adam Farley