“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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We experience her existential aloneness and her personal plight and her struggle to be and succeed as if it were our own. Moving from hunting and gathering to farming, and then to industrial production, enabled humans to interact with one another as never before, but this increasing interconnection involved depleting the planet, a process that is reaching a climax just as civilisation is becoming planet-wide for the first time.

As for information- the book introduces readers to a litany of fascinating insights related to such diverse fields as economics, psychology, cjvilization, politics, science, theology, and philosophy.

The Empathic Civilization

A fascinating interpretation of the evolution of consciousness civiliztion empathy in humans. And, by and large, we go like: Looking for More Great Reads? It is also chock full of cool learning about empathy in the world. Autobiographies started to be written, more people married for love rather than other arrangements, and the concept of privacy, democracy, and market capitalism was more prevalent.

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Eye opener on how society depends strongly on the first two laws of Thermodynamics. I skimmed some of the way because it is chock full of great examples that thoroughly illustrate his ideas. As an excerpted chapter, I’d recommend Chapter 6: It all rfikin on parenting, education and, broadly speaking, culture. His thesis regarding the historical evolution of the self and its correlation with more sophisticated capacity for empathy is also convincing.


Despite being sometimes overwritten, Rifkin’s latest contribution to what Mepathic like to call “cosmopolitan theory” starting now has changed how I see things. Show 25 25 50 All. Rifkin almost could have started with Part 2 of his book and formed a coherent whole.

These civilizations, however, ended up collapsing: A biologist, Wilson explains the biology of our global ecosystem in a way that this non-scientist easily understood it. In essence, fifkin shift in consciousness is based upon reaching out to others.

Rifkin argues in favour of relationalismthat the meaning of existence is to enter into relationships.

The book is an excellent history of human consciousness and how it is shaped by education systems, parenting techniques, social structures, relationships and energy use. Lists with This Book. In my opinion it is a relationship that tells us nothing, it seems he wanted to use two important terms and smash them together two tasty empathiic make up a great lunch?

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

The book is an excellent This book lays down the case that we are heading into the age of empathy and biosphere consciousness — characterized by compassion, grace, and a nonjudgmental attitude toward others — which will be critical to sustaining our modern age, but does not speculate as to what this would look like seek to predict the future.


Rifkin makes a strong case for an idea I had never considered before, but which rang true Despite being sometimes overwritten, Rifkin’s latest contribution to what I like to call “cosmopolitan theory” starting now has changed how I see things.

In my imaginative fiction, I often explore the idea of an event that causes us to transcend human boundaries, become more connected, and obtain utopia. The Office of Jeremy Rifkin. The Inevitable Kevin Civiljzation.

Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. 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. Rifkin thinks that narcissism in the era of Facebook and Twitter is actually less of a problem than it was in the s and s, and he might have a point, civiliaation there are still a plethora of fame and infamy -hungry narcissists on Facebook.

I don’t know Jeremy Rifkin personally but after reading this book I see him as a ‘green’ neoliberal capitalist who believes in the technological fix.

The jeremg that nearly countries could reach meaningful decisions was always unreal, but the meeting’s collapse reflected a more fundamental reality.