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Empathy : philosophical and psychological perspectives

Author: Amy Coplan; Peter Goldie
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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This is a much-needed interdisciplinary investigation of empathy. Leading researchers from philosophy and psychology explore the role of empathy in our capacity to understand other people and predict  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Coplan; Peter Goldie
ISBN: 9780199539956 0199539952 9780198706427 0198706421
OCLC Number: 767842620
Description: xlvii, 382 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Amy Coplan and Peter Goldie --
Understanding Empathy : Its Features and Effects / Amy Coplan --
Empathy as a Route to Knowledge / Derek Matravers --
Two Routes to Empathy : Insights from Cognitive Neuroscience / Alvin I. Goldman --
Within Each Other : Neural Mechanisms for Empaty in the Primate Brain / Marco Iacoboni --
Empathy, Imitation, and the Social Brain / Jean Decety and Andrew N. Meltzoff --
Empathy for Objects / Gregory Currie --
Empathy, Expansionism, and the Extended Mind / Murray Smith --
An Empathic Eye / Dominic McIver Lopes --
Infectious Music : Music-Listener Emotional Contagion / Stephen Davies --
Empathizing as Simulating / Susan L. Feagin --
On Some Affective Relations between Audiences and the Characters in Popular Fictions / Noël Carroll --
Empathy : Interpersonal vs Artistic? / Graham McFee --
Is Empathy Necessary for Morality? / Jesse J. Prinz --
Empathy, Justice, and the Law / Martin L. Hoffman --
Empathy and Trauma Culture : Imaging Catastrophe / E. Ann Kaplan --
Is Empathy a Virtue? / Heather D. Battaly --
Anti-Empathy / Peter Goldie --
Empathy for the Devil / Adam Morton.
Responsibility: edited by Amy Coplan and Peter Goldie.
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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 Read more...

 
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