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John Deigh
University of Texas at Austin
Abstract
Martha Nussbaum, in her compelling new book in moral psychology, gives an account of the nature of compassion. This account is the topic of my contribution to this symposium. I believe it illuminates an important human emotion that we call ‘compassion.’ At the same time, I believe there is a different emotion that we also call ‘compassion.’ Recognizing these two forms of compassion leads to seeing that the general theory of emotions from which Nussbaum draws her account falls short of explaining all emotions. While my contribution concludes with this point, I intend it as probative rather than conclusive.
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy  Philosophy of Mind
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ISBN(s) 0031-8205
DOI 10.1111/j.1933-1592.2004.tb00359.x
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