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What is the Object of an Empathetic Emotion?

Matravers, Derek (2018). What is the Object of an Empathetic Emotion? In: Matravers, Derek and Waldon, Anik eds. Philosophical Perspectives on Empathy: Theoretical Approaches and Emerging Challenges. New York: Routledge.

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Abstract

This paper poses a problem for the standard model of empathy: what is the object of the empathic emotion? It seems it can be neither the target of empathy (the emotion is not felt for him or her) nor the object of the target's emotion.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2019 Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1-138-58433-9, 978-1-138-58433-4
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 67355
Depositing User: Derek Matravers
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2019 11:19
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2019 11:35
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/67355
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