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Published by Penguin USA, Inc. in New York .
Written in English


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FormatElectronic resource
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Open LibraryOL24256565M
ISBN 109781101170427, 9781101171189

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  Very interesting book about the origin and future of the Empathic Civilization, including the etymology of the word, empathy, which was introduced in , but also the origin in mammals and the early neolithic and hydraulic civilizations.4/5(92). About Jeremy Rifkin. One of the most popular social thinkers of our time, Jeremy Rifkin is the bestselling author of The European Dream, The Hydrogen Economy, The Age of Access, The Biotech Century, and The End of Work. A fellow at the .   This book presents a new interpretation of the history of civilization by looking at the empathic evolution of the human race and the profound ways it has shaped our development and will likely decide our fate as a species/5(7). ‎ "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. Never has the world seemed so completely united-in the form of communication, commerce, and culture-and so savagely torn.

In The Empathic Civilization, Jeremy Rifkin suggests that the whole of history is a struggle between the polar forces of empathy and entropy. "There is, I . In his new book, The Empathic Civilization, Jeremy Rifkin contends that we are at a seminal turning point in human history and that the coming decades could well determine our future survival on earth.   Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society. The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis. Jeremy Rifkin. Penguin, I picked up this book at the library - I have always thought Rifkin was an odd author - straddling somewhere the line between public intellectual and pop-sociology 1/5(1).

The result is a new social tapestry—The Empathic Civilization—woven from a wide range of fields, including literature and the arts, theology, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, political science, psychology, and communications theory. At the very core of the human story is the paradoxical relationship between empathy and entropy.   Buy The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis by Rifkin, Jeremy (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(56).   The Empathic Civilization is emerging. A younger generation is fast extending its empathic embrace beyond religious affiliations and national identification to include the whole of humanity and the vast project of life that envelops the Earth. Jeremy Rifkin: The empathic civilization | TED Talk In this talk from RSA Animate, bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways it has shaped human development and society. You have JavaScript disabled For the best experience, please turn JavaScript on.