Empathy gap – the pit between us and future us

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Yeah, that’s why people generally have a hard time forgiving themselves for their past mistakes. We should extend understanding and empathy to ourselves too.


Abstract Whilst the empathy gap is a known issue when discussing relationships between people and the difficulty of putting yourself in someone else’s shoes, an often overlooked philosophical implication of it is that it can also be applied to one’s future self. This talk debates whether one is truly separate from his future self and how we wrongly postpone or delay actions in the present due to a lack of empathy on the effects of our inaction on our future selves.


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The non-identity problem.