Indiana Public Media Profiles Feature Interview
Aaron Cain discusses Breithaupt's new book, The Dark Sides of Empathy, in a podcast with author Fritz Breithaupt.
"In his latest book, The Dark Sides of Empathy, Breithaupt explains that empathy is a relatively new concept. The term only emerged in 1909, when it was translated from a German conception of "feeling yourself into a work of art." Since then, it's become a core psychological concept, and part of what
scientists of many disciplines think makes us distinctly human.But in this conversation with host Aaron Cain, Breithaupt warns us that empathy can also lead to some very bad things." Aaron Cain, Indiana Public Media