Determinism: The idea that all our thoughts and actions are dictated by a causal relationship with our environment.
Empathy: The ability to understand other people and "put yourself in their shoes" so to speak.
Thesis: By understanding the cause-effect relationship of determinism, we can become more understanding of people by seeing how their history and environment shaped them into becoming who they are. By seeing these relationships, we can focus on the root causes and problems in the environment (economic, political, and physical) and addressing them so that future generations grow up with more positive influences.
In practicality, this might lead you to understand that a strong education and an understanding of ethics taught in the classroom might lead to a statistically higher percentage of non-violent and benevolent people. In other words, this is a way of shaping society to become the best it can be--and it starts from understanding causality.