Journal article icon

Journal article

The moral importance of reflective empathy

Abstract:

This is a reply to Jesse Prinz and Paul Bloom’s skepticism about the moral importance of empathy. It concedes that empathy is spontaneously biased to individuals who are spatio-temporally close, as well as discriminatory in other ways, and incapable of accommodating large numbers of individuals. But it is argued that we could partly correct these shortcomings of empathy by a guidance of reason because empathy for others consists in imagining what they feel, and, importantly, such acts of imag...

Expand abstract
Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Publisher's version

Actions


Access Document


Files:
Publisher copy:
10.1007/s12152-017-9350-7

Authors


Persson, I More by this author
More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Publisher:
Springer Verlag Publisher's website
Journal:
Neuroethics Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
2
Pages:
183–193
Publication date:
2017-12-15
Acceptance date:
2017-11-18
DOI:
EISSN:
1874-5504
ISSN:
1874-5490
Pubs id:
pubs:747039
URN:
uri:ac1ca022-b1f7-45f2-9f08-97a1ea2e67cb
UUID:
uuid:ac1ca022-b1f7-45f2-9f08-97a1ea2e67cb
Local pid:
pubs:747039

Terms of use


Metrics



If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP