The Diversity of Empathy - Conference Documentation of the European Society of Literature, Science and the Arts / University of Basel

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Coming to grips with the manifold aspects of empathy. Documentary video with experts interviewed during the SLSAeu Conference "Empathies", 2017 at the University of Basel, Switzerland.

European Society of Literature, Science and the Arts: SLSAeu is the European branch of the international SLSA:

Experts (in chaotic order):
Jesse Prinz, Fritz Breithaupt, Carolyn Pedwell, Lori Gruen, Seasmus O'Mahony, Manuela Rossini, Margaret Mcallister, Elisabeth Friis, Laura Otis, Ruth Levin Vorster, Edwin Constable, Tyler Volk, Jessica Ullrich, Pola Dwurnik, Dirk Vanderbeke, Jens Hauser, Susanne Schmetkamp, Andrea Ochsner, Christine Davis, Ian Tucker, Tony Sampson, Markus Wild, Jonathan Crane, Joseph Wood, Anna Malinowska, Bruce Clarke
Creative Commons Licences, Movies
- Parade in New York
- Carnivorous Plants
- Marriage
- The Brain that wouldn’t die
- Tarzan and the tree goddess
- Angry Boy
- SNAFU Theater
- Killers from Space
- Control your emotions
- The Navy Nurse
- The Edge of the World
- The Splendid Dream
- Capitali
- Jacare
- Wonderful World
- Povertyi
- Superman
- Getting yourself across
- A Burlesque on Carman
- Creation of Humanoids
- Medicusc
- Look at Communism
- American Engineer
- Precisel
- Standing at the Corner
- La Souriante Madame Beudet
- San Francisco Earthquake


All material is edited under the principle of `fair use`.
For cultural, research and edutainment purposes only.
Thanks to all the awesome experts for your wonderful contributions! To our best knowledge, no (human or nonhuman) researchers or artists, practitioners or theorists. were harmed in the making of this video.

Conference Chairs:
Manuela Rossini, President and Executive Director SLSAeu & University of Basel, Markus Wild, Professor of Philosophy, University of Basel

Organisation Core Team:
Franziska Gygax, Hugues Marchal, Manuela Rossini, Julia Wentzlaff, Markus Wild

Audiovisual Media Production by:
RedMorpheus GmbH,
Jeanine Reutemann & Tim Reutemann

Production funded by:

Conference supported by:
University of Basel: GRACE - Graduate Center | Nachwuchsförderung | eikones | Englisches Seminar | Französisches Seminar | Philosophisches Seminar | Zentrum Gender Studies | Doktoratsprogramm Literaturwissenschaft |  Doktoratsprogramm Recht im Wandel | Aeneas Sylvius Stiftung

University of Basel
Swiss National Science Foundation
SHK | CSHE | CSSU | CSSA, Schweizerische Hochschulkonferenz
Empassy of the United States, Bern, Switzerland
MDPI, Academic Open Access Publishing


Creative Commons Licence 3 & 4, Music:
- Kevin MacLeod, Lightless_Dawn, CC4, http.//
- Kevin MacLeod, Hand Balance Redux,CC4, http.//
- Kevin MacLeod, Mind Scrape, CC4, http.//
- Frankum, Vintage Elecro Pop Loop
- Frankum, Electronic Music Loop
- Frankum, Loud Bass
- Frankem, Extract of White Spirit
- Orkiestra Polska, Kochanie
- Third Time, Jingle Punks
- Mean Streetz
- Atlantis, Audionautix, CC4,
- Sherpa, Ending
- Luke Pigott, Goodbye
- Ben McElroy, Life is a question, but don’t let them hassle you for an answer
- Bird Creek, Death Match
- Mind Scrape
- Lasers, Amsterdam
- Tours, Enthusiast
- Anchors Aweigh Chorus, United States Naval Academy Band
- Tidal Wave, Silent Partner,