Closed for Mourning

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  1. kiyallsmith says:

    It is interesting that you write about this during the week of Bryan S. Turner’s post on religion. Turner also writes about “shared vulnerability,” the idea that humans are equally vulnerable to physical harm and thus we can relate to the pain of others (and be moved to prevent harm).

    Also, I think that Arjun Appadurai’s ideas about the expansion of imagination due to globalization might help people to imagine pain of others, even those who are distinctively “other,” and sympathize or empathize with their experience.

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