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Empathy and Empirical Psychology: A Critique of Shaun Nichols’s Neo-Sentimentalism

Lawrence Blum

in Morality and the Emotions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199577507
eISBN:
9780191731235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577507.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Shaun Nichols is a leading figure in the recent turn toward empirical psychology within moral philosophy. This chapter criticizes his account of empathy and defense of ‘neo-sentimentalism’, and by ... More


Fellow Feeling in Ford’s Last Post: Modernist Empathy and the Eighteenth-Century Man

Meghan Marie Hammond

in War and the Mind: Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End, Modernism, and Psychology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780748694266
eISBN:
9781474412391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694266.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines fellow feeling in Ford’s final Tietjens novel, Last Post (1928). In particular, the chapter tracks the ways in which eighteenth-century concepts of sympathy and ... More


New Structures of Fellow Feeling

Meghan Marie Hammond

in Empathy and the Psychology of Literary Modernism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748690985
eISBN:
9781474406376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690985.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book's Coda suggests that just as we must acknowledge that modernist empathy arises not from the ether, but rather from the sympathetic discourses and traditions of the nineteenth century, so ... More


‘O, How Sweet is Ease!’: Feeling Better

Hannah Newton

in Misery to Mirth: Recovery from Illness in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198779025
eISBN:
9780191826122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779025.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This is the first of four chapters devoted to the personal experience of recovery. It explores patients’ responses to the abatement of bodily suffering, investigating the transition from ‘feeling ... More


Empathy and the Psychology of Literary Modernism

Meghan Marie Hammond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748690985
eISBN:
9781474406376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690985.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Empathy is a cognitive and affective structure of feeling, a bridge across interpersonal distance. Coined in 1909 to combine English “sympathy” and German “Einfühlung,” “empathy” is a specifically ... More


Without Fellow Feeling

Heidi L. Maibom

in Being Amoral: Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027915
eISBN:
9780262320382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027915.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The chapter challenges the influential idea that psychopaths lack empathy. The approach combines conceptual analysis with perspectives on empirical data. Different aspects of empathy are ... More


Introduction

Abram C. Van Engen

in Sympathetic Puritans: Calvinist Fellow Feeling in Early New England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199379637
eISBN:
9780199379651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199379637.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter states and briefly explains the main claims of the book, demonstrating how sympathy functioned on both personal and communal levels in Puritan New England and revealing the political and ... More


Conclusion: Transformation and Continuity at the End of the Century

Abram C. Van Engen

in Sympathetic Puritans: Calvinist Fellow Feeling in Early New England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199379637
eISBN:
9780199379651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199379637.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter traces what changed and what remained the same as a Calvinist theology of fellow feeling gave way to Cambridge Platonist thought and Latitudinarian preaching. Explicating the dual ... More


Hume and Smith on Sympathy, Approbation, and Moral Judgment

Geoffrey Sayre-McCord

in Sympathy: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199928873
eISBN:
9780190247195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928873.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

David Hume and Adam Smith are usually, and understandably, seen as developing very similar sentimentalist accounts of moral thought and practice. As similar as Hume’s and Smith’s accounts of moral ... More


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