Jan 17 • 1HR 27M

Cognitive Empathy in Everyday Life (Robert Wright & Josh Summers)

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Conversations with a series of people who have nothing in common except that program host Robert Wright is curious about what they’re thinking.
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0:00 Challenges in applying cognitive empathy in daily life
11:32 Two types of self-awareness—and their links to cognitive empathy
17:38 Josh’s recent (mis)adventures in cognitive empathy
31:29 Can self-awareness make conflicts manageable?
49:01 The relationship between concentration and insight meditation
55:56 Literature and the cultivation of cognitive empathy
58:49 Understanding one’s self vs. understanding others
1:11:12 The ice cube theory of human nature
1:16:00 Cognitive empathy’s role in building “mindfulness 3.0”

Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Josh Summers (The Power of Mindfulness, joshsummers.net). Recorded January 12, 2023.

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