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Jeffery Childers
Cleveland State University
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This work deconstructs the subjective experience, and identifies the role of empathy in experience as being capable of reconciling the mob mindedness that accompanies ideologies. The essence of the paper is to discuss and elucidate the societal impact of empathetic being, and the correlation with such states of being as an avenue for learning which identifies and interprets reality rather than realizing it. The idea is that by empathetically interpreting our experience and empathetically informing our modes of expression, one becomes capable of interpreting universal archetypes. Much like what Plato described as being the difference between the sage and the philosopher.
Keywords empathy  ideology  existentialism
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