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Empathy: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives (Hardback)
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Empathy: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives (Hardback)

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Hardback 432 Pages / Published: 27/10/2011
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Empathy has for a long time, at least since the eighteenth century, been seen as centrally important in relation to our capacity to gain a grasp of the content of other people's minds, and predict and explain what they will think, feel, and do; and in relation to our capacity to respond to others ethically. In addition, empathy is seen as having a central role in aesthetics, in the understanding of our engagement with works of art and with fictional characters. A fuller understanding of empathy is now offered by the interaction of research in science and the humanities. Empathy: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives draws together nineteen original chapters by leading researchers across several disciplines, together with an extensive Introduction by the editors. The individual chapters reveal how important it is, in a wide range of fields of enquiry, to bring to bear an understanding of the role of empathy in its various guises. This volume offers the ideal starting-point for the exploration of this intriguing aspect of human life.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199539956
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 792 g
Dimensions: 236 x 151 x 31 mm


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I found the volume very stimulating and the breadth of discussion refreshing ... I highly recommend it to people interested in empathy and empathy-related phenomena. * Heidi Lene Maibom, Mind *
a must have read for any researcher on empathy not only for researchers on empathy in philosophy. * Eva-Maria Engelen, British Journal of Aesthetics *
This book provides a wide and rich overview of the ago-old problem of empathy, and should be on every library shelf ... there is much here for deep reflection and the authors are to be commended highly for their enterprise in producing such an enormous, stimulating book on such a difficult and wide-ranging, inter-personal component of human behaviour. * Michael N. Marsh, ESSSAT News & Reviews *
a timely anthology * CHOICE *

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