Sympathy: A Philosophical Analysis

Palgrave Macmillan (2002)
Abstract
It is widely held in contemporary moral philosophy that moral agency must be explained in terms of some more basic account of human nature. This book presents a fundamental challenge to this view. Specifically, it argues that sympathy, understood as an immediate and unthinking response to another's suffering, plays a constitutive role in our conception of what it is to be human, and specifically in that conception of human life on which anything we might call a moral life depends.
Keywords Sympathy  Ethics
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Call number BJ1533.S9.T39 2002
ISBN(s) 0333987942
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