Sympathy and Perspective-Taking in Confucian Ethics

Philosophy Compass 6 (10):663-674 (2011)
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This article spells out a forgotten debate in Confucian ethics that concerns the finer points of empathy, sympathy, and perspective-taking (sometimes called ‘role-taking’). The debate’s central question is whether sympathy is more virtuous when it is automatic and other-focused – that is, when we engage in perspective-taking without conscious effort and sympathize without significant reference to our selves or our own feelings.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2011.00439.x
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Nicomachean Ethics. Aristotle - 1999 - Courier Dover Publications.
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