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The moral psychology of compassion

Author: Justin Caouette; Carolyn Price
Publisher: London ; New York : Rowman & Littlefield International, [2018]
Series: Moral psychology of the emotions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Compassion is widely regarded as an important moral emotion - a fitting response to various cases of suffering and misfortune. Yet contemporary theorists have rarely given it sustained attention. This volume aims to fill this gap by offering answers to a number of questions surrounding this emotion. These questions include: What is the nature of compassion? How does compassion differ from other emotions, such as  Read more...
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Moral psychology of compassion
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018
(DLC) 2018011364
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justin Caouette; Carolyn Price
ISBN: 9781786604187 1786604183
OCLC Number: 1028605284
Description: xviii, 184 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Moral Value of Compassion / Alfred Archer --
2. Appreciating the Virtues of Compassion / Bradford Cokelet --
3. Compassion and Animals: How to Foster Respect for Other Animals in a World without Justice / Cheryl Abbate --
4. Compassion and Consolation / Aaron D. Cobb --
5. Compassion and Its Pitfalls / David Boutland --
6. Compassion and Practical Reason: The Perspective of the Vulnerable / Carla Bagnoli --
7. Buddhism and the Problem of Universal Compassion / Karsten J. Struhl --
8. Compassion in Medicine / Laura W. Ekstrom --
9. Challenges and Opportunities for Compassionate Mental Health Care / Helen Spandler --
10. Compassion in the Workplace / Aidan Dumaisnil.
Series Title: Moral psychology of the emotions.
Responsibility: edited by Justin Caouette and Carolyn Price.

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Compassion is widely regarded as an important moral emotion - a fitting response to various cases of suffering and misfortune. Yet contemporary theorists have rarely given it sustained attention.  Read more...

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This is probably the most interesting and extensive collection of essays on compassion that I have seen. Chapters by well-known philosophers as well as interesting new voices are featured, and Read more...

 
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