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  1. Amy Coplan (2011). Will the Real Empathy Please Stand Up? A Case for a Narrow Conceptualization. Southern Journal of Philosophy 49 (s1):40-65.
    A longstanding problem with the study of empathy is the lack of a clear and agreed upon definition. A trend in the recent literature is to respond to this problem by advancing a broad and all-encompassing view of empathy that applies to myriad processes ranging from mimicry and imitation to high-level perspective taking. I argue that this response takes us in the wrong direction and that what we need in order to better understand empathy is a narrower conceptualization, not a (...)
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  2. Amy Coplan & Peter Goldie (eds.) (2011). Empathy: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives. Oxford University Press.
    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. (...)
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  3. Amy Coplan (2010). Feeling Without Thinking: Lessons From the Ancients on Emotion and Virtue-Acquisition. Metaphilosophy 41 (1):132-151.
    By briefly sketching some important ancient accounts of the connections between psychology and moral education, I hope to illuminate the significance of the contemporary debate on the nature of emotion and to reveal its stakes. I begin the essay with a brief discussion of intellectualism in Socrates and the Stoics, and Plato's and Posidonius's respective attacks against it. Next, I examine the two current leading philosophical accounts of emotion: the cognitive theory and the noncognitive theory. I maintain that the noncognitive (...)
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  4. Heather Battaly & Amy Coplan (2009). Is Dr. House Virtuous. Film and Philosophy 13:1-18.
     
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  5. Amy Coplan (2008). Review of Simulating Minds by Alvin Goldman. [REVIEW] Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 66 (1):94–97.
  6. Amy Coplan (2008). Simulating Minds: The Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience of Mindreading by Goldman, Alvin. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 66 (1):94-97.
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  7. Amy Coplan (2006). Caring About Characters: Three Determinants of Emotional Engagement. Film and Philosophy 10:1.
     
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  8. Amy Coplan (2004). Empathic Engagement with Narrative Fictions. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 62 (2):141–152.
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