Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Michael Totten Discusses Cognative Egocentrism

“The act of empathy ... [that results in] projecting onto another ‘what I would feel if I were in their shoes,’ rather than an attempt to understand how the person with whom one is empathizing has reacted to their situation, how they read and interpret events.” In other words, judging another person or society's actions or reactions according to our own feelings, values, goals, etc. He notes that not only do we do this in regard to foreign nations, but foreign nationals do it with regard to the United States.

Full story here. (H/t Instapundit).

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