Impartiality, compassion, and modal imagination

Ethics 101 (4):726-757 (1991)
Abstract
We need modal imagination in order to extend our conception of reality - and, in particular, of human beings - beyond our immediate experience in the indexical present; and we need to do this in order to preserve the significance of human interaction. To make this leap of imagination successfully is to achieve not only insight but also an impartial perspective on our own and others' inner states. This perspective is a necessary condition of experiencing compassion for others. This is the primary thesis I will try to defend in this discussion.
Keywords Compassion  Impartiality  Modality
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1086/293341
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Compassion and Beyond.Roger Crisp - 2008 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 11 (3):233-246.
The Moral Contours of Empathy.Alisa L. Carse - 2005 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 8 (1-2):169-195.
Muslim‐American Scripts.Saba Fatima - 2013 - Hypatia 28 (2):341-359.
Empathy and Imagination.Nancy Sherman - 1998 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 22 (1):82-119.

View all 12 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Imagery and Imagination.Amy Kind - 2005 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
On the Suffering of Compassion.Peter Nilsson - 2011 - Philosophia 39 (1):125-144.
Rousseau and the Education of Compassion.Richard White - 2008 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 42 (1):35-48.
There Are No Degrees in a Bodhisattva's Compassion.Fuchuan Yao - 2006 - Asian Philosophy 16 (3):189 – 198.
Compassion.Edward J. Volpintesta - 2011 - Hastings Center Report 41 (6):7-7.

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2009-01-28

Total downloads

61 ( #86,364 of 2,171,976 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

23 ( #14,381 of 2,171,976 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums