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The Routledge handbook of philosophy of empathy

Empathy plays a central role in the history and contemporary study of ethics, interpersonal understanding, and the emotions, yet until now has been relatively underexplored. The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Empathy is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in this exciting field and is the first collection of its kind. Comprising over thirty chapters by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into six parts: Core issues History of empathy Empathy and understanding Empathy and morals Empathy in art and aesthetics Empathy and individual differences. Within these sections central topics and problems are examined, including: empathy and imagination; neuroscience; David Hume and Adam Smith; understanding; evolution; altruism; moral responsibility; art, aesthetics, and literature; gender; empathy and related disciplines such as anthropology. Essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy, particularly ethics and philosophy of mind and psychology, the Handbook will also be of interest to those in related fields, such as anthropology and social psychology
Print Book, English, 2017
Routledge, London [etc.], 2017
XIII, 396 p.
9781138855441, 1138855448
Introduction Heidi L. MaibomPart 1: Core Issues1. Cognitive Empathy Shannon Spaulding2. Affective empathy Heidi L. Maibom3. Empathy, phenomenology, and mindreading Dan Zahavi4. The neuroscience of empathy Christine Cong Guo5. Empathy and mirror neurons Remy Debes6. The evolution of empathy Armin SchulzPart 2: History of Empathy7. Empathy in the aesthetic tradition Derek Matravers8. Empathy in the phenomenological tradition James Jardine & Thomas Szanto9. Empathy in Hume & Smith Imola Ilyes10. Empathy in 20th Century psychology Mark Davis11. Empathy, compassion, and "exchanging self and other" in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism Emily McRaePart 3: Empathy and Understanding12. Empathy and understanding reasons Karsten Stueber13. Empathy and knowing "what it’s like" Ian Ravenscroft14. Empathy and direct perception theories Shaun Gallagher15. Empathy and intersubjectivity Josh May16. Empathy and imagination Adam Morton17. Empathy and understanding mental illness Matthew RatcliffePart 4: Empathy and Morals18. Empathy and altruism Thomas Schramme19. Empathy and moral judgment Antti Kaupinnen20. Empathy and moral motivation Alison Denham21. Empathy and moral responsibility David Shoemaker22. Empathy and legal responsibility Ishtiyaque Haji23. Empathy and care ethics Maurice Hamington24. Empathy and medical treatment Per NortvedtPart 5: Empathy in Art and Aesthetics25. Empathy and visual art Noël Carroll26. Empathy in music Jenefer Robinson27. Empathy in literature Eileen John28. Empathy in film Jane Stadler29. Empathy and imaginative resistance Kathleen StockPart 6: Empathy and Individual Differences30. Empathy across cultures Douglas Hollan31. Empathic accuracy William Ickes & Vivian P. Ta32. Empathy and psychopathology Jeanette Kennett33. Gender and empathy Robyn Bluhm.Index