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Sympathy: A History

Eric Schliesser


This book offers a historical and philosophical survey of the concept of sympathy, in order to provide contemporary students and scholars with a thorough introduction to the concept’s significance and manifestation in western philosophy, arts, and the sciences. The introduction offers an analysis of the concept of sympathy. The book contains chapters on ancient Greek and Roman philosophy and medicine, Renaissance philosophy and literature, early modern philosophy and arts, nineteenth-century philosophy, economics and psychology, as well as recent experimental economics. The concept of sympathy ... More

Keywords: sympathy, history of philosophy, moral philosophy, psychology, economics

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199928873
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928873.001.0001


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Eric Schliesser, editor

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