Abstract

Abstract:

Rethinking Empathy through Literature critiques the dominance of a “social neuroscience” version of empathy that has emerged in the past decade. It stresses the evolving definitions of empathy and the concepts’ interdisciplinary nature — located somewhere among the fields of psychology, moral philosophy, and aesthetics. Hammond and Kim successfully demonstrate that literary critics benefit from multi-disciplinary approaches to empathy. They also critique attempts to consolidate the definition into one academic area. Keeping disciplinary boundaries about empathy is less productive than collaboration between researchers.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1464
Print ISSN
0022-281X
Pages
pp. 187-192
Launched on MUSE
2016-09-29
Open Access
No
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