Empathy, Altruism & Agape:Perspectives on Love in Science and Religion
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October 1-3, 1999, University Park Hotel at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Path Home: Empathy, Altruism and Agape


Dan Batson, Ph.D.
University of Kansas
Addressing the Altruism Question Experimentally

Don Browning, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Agape, Empathy and the Foundational/Nonfoundational Debate

Leda Cosmides, Ph.D. & John Tooby, Ph.D.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Friendship, engagement, and the Banker’s Paradox: Other pathways to the Evolution of Altruism

Antonio R. Damasio, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Iowa Hospital
The Neurobiology of Emotion

Hanna Damasio, M.D.
University of Iowa Hospital
Impaired Emotion and Social Behavior Following Brain Damage

Frans B. M. de Waal, Ph. D.
Emory University, Yerkes Primate Living Links Center
The Communication of Emotions and the Possibility of Sympathy in Monkeys and Apes

William H. Durham, Ph.D.
Stanford University
The Role of Culture in the Evolution of Altruism

Joan Eads, Zone Coordinator
L’Arche USA

Greg Fricchione, M.D.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Brain Evolution: Separation, Attachment and Agape

Ruben L.F. Habito, Ph.D.
Southern Methodist University
Compassion as Outflow of Wisdom: A Buddhist Perspective

Rev. Robert Hamerton-Kelly
Woodside Village Church
The Emergence of Radical Love in the Biblical Tradition

William B. Hurlbut, M.D.
Stanford University
Empathy, Evolution and Ethics

Thomas R. Insel, M.D.
Emory University, Yerkes Primate Center
The Molecular Biology of Monogamy

Jerome Kagan, Ph.D.
Harvard University
The Human Moral Sense

Kristen Renwick Monroe, Ph.D.
University of California
How Identity and Perspective Constrain Choice

Pearl Oliner, Ph.D.
California State University - Humboldt
Ingroup and Outgroup Altruism: Protestants and Catholics

Samuel P. Oliner, Ph.D.
Altruistic Personality and Prosocial Behavior Institute
Extraordinary Acts of Ordinary People: Faces of Heroism and Altruism

Stephen J. Pope, Ph.D.
Boston College
The Ordering of Love

Stephen G. Post, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University, Center for Biomedical Ethics
Agape: Its Meaning and Scientific Future

V.S. Ramachandran, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
Neural Basis of Empathy and of Artistic Experience

Rev. Eugene Rivers
Ella J. Baker House

Dame Cicely Saunders
St. Christopher’s Hospice

Jeffrey P. Schloss, Ph.D.
Westmont College
Is It Really More Blessed to Give than to Receive?: Emerging Questions in the Evolution of Radical Altruism

Elliott Sober, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin
Mapping the Conceptual Terrain

Lawrence Sullivan, Ph.D.
Harvard University, Center for the Study of World Religions
Can Religions Progress in Love as Science Progress in Knowledge? An Overview and Appraisal

Lynn G. Underwood, Ph.D.
Fetzer Institute
The Human Experience of Agape & Compassion: Conceptual Mapping and Data from Selected Studies

David Sloan Wilson, Ph.D.
Binghamton University SUNY
The Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall of Altruism in Evolutionary Theory: Discussion with Audience

Edith Wyschogrod, Ph.D.
Rice University
Pythagorean Bodies and the Body of Altruism

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