Rethinking Human Nature

In his book, The Empathic Civilization:  The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis”,  Jeremy Rifkin, President of the Foundation on Economic Trends, wrote:

The Empathic Civilization is emerging. A younger generation is fast extending its empathic embrace beyond religious affiliations and national identification to include the whole of humanity and the vast project of life that envelops the Earth.   If we can harness our empathic sensibility to establish a new global ethic that recognizes and acts to harmonize the many relationships that make up the life-sustaining forces of the planet, we will have moved beyond the detached, self-interested and utilitarian philosophical assumptions that accompanied national markets and nation state governance and into a new era of biosphere consciousness.  Watch.

US Copyright Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107

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