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Social Sciences Research Colloquium: The Torturer and The Teacher: Finding Virtue in Empathic Attunement, Georgina Campelia

November 4
1:00 PM — 2:00 PM
S-510D

Georgina Campelia is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and an Affiliate Instructor at the Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics. Her research primarily focuses on ethics and feminist theory, with particular interests in virtue ethics, care ethics, empathy, the interdependence of ethics and epistemology, and interrelational conceptions of persons. Her dissertation investigates an important intersection between empathy, virtue ethics, and care ethics. She creates a distinction between empathic practice and empathic attunement, arguing that empathic attunement is a virtue. Moreover, she considers reasons for the absence of empathy in virtue ethics and contends that the standard dispositionalist definition of virtue is not structured to fully account for empathic attunement's relational constitution and dependency. Georgina's work in bioethics extends this theoretical work to medical care, where much of her research concerns using virtue ethics and care ethics to guide patient care, establishing structures to enable and encourage empathy, and creating greater awareness of the relational constitution of patient identity and medical decisions.

 

 

 

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