on May 23, 2016 :
The author is obviously unwilling to remain confused in the post-modern soup of Western civilization. In this essay on "super-empathy" [which most of the world calls "love"]...the author basically makes the case that love will heal the world...if we could only come up with a technology to show people what goes on inside of other people's minds.
Humorously he uses an example from WWII where Allied commanders with heightened empathy could have avoided a surprise attack. The Allies could have empathized with Hitler's generals....but somehow STOPPED their empathy from empathizing with Hitler's progressive views on social Darwinism.
The author needs to read up on the Modernist Impasse--how a world stripped of God has a huge moral hole in it. How such a world seeks out tangible ethics to once again "overarch" the populace. And he needs to read up on how a "god-free" world relies on Primal Ethics....where people try to use empathy to promote Survival, Victim and/or Nature Ethics...vs....Utilitarian manipulation.
But end up with brutality.