enjoyed the conversation and your open style. As you think about book titles, you might provoke seemingly cognitive dissonance (never!) with "Thoughtful Empathy",

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THAT SAID, if you are interested in *keeping* the emotional aspect, Here is a 52-second video of John Vervaeke explaining why Cognition should be seen as emotional:


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First off, I was anticipating this conversation for months, and it did not disappoint. Highly enjoyable!

My two cents on the term "Cognitive Empathy." (Fully realizing that this is pedantic AF) I just see it as a contradiction in terms. If I wanted to see something as cognitive, why would I use the word "Empathy" which has emotion in ("pathos").

What about "Imaginative Empathy"?

But if you want it to be all intellect and probability speculation, risk assessment, that kind of thing, I'd throw out "empathy" altogether. I'll start brainstorming alternatives (not because I'm so vain as to think they'd be considered, but because I find this type of activity enjoyable).

pathos (n.)

"quality that arouses pity or sorrow," 1660s, from Greek pathos "suffering, feeling, emotion, calamity," literally "what befalls one," related to paskhein "to suffer," pathein "to suffer, feel," penthos "grief, sorrow;" from PIE root *kwent(h)- "to suffer." -- Etymonline.com

The Greek word páthos means "experience, misfortune, emotion, condition,” and comes from Greek path-, meaning “experience, undergo, suffer.” In English, pathos usually refers to the element in an experience or in an artistic work that makes us feel compassion, pity, or sympathy. Nov 12, 2022

Pathos Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster

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