Empathy and psychopathology

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Abstract

What can we learn about empathy and in particular about its role in morality by studying conditions in which it is significantly impaired? Over the past decade or so philosophers have focused extensively on psychopathy and to a lesser extent on autism in trying to tease out these questions and shed light on the longstanding meta-ethical debates between rationalists and sentimentalists about the basis of moral motivation and judgement. In tandem with this, some positive accounts of morality in both philosophy and psychology have given empathy a central role (e.g. Hoffman 2000, Slote 2010).
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge handbook of philosophy of empathy
EditorsHeidi L. Maibom
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Pages364-376
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781315282015
ISBN (Print)9781138855441
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameRoutledge Handbooks in Philosophy
PublisherRoutledge

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Empathy
Morality
Psychopathology
Psychopathy
Slote
Psychology
Moral Judgment
Rationalist
Philosopher
Autism
Moral Motivation
Philosophy

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Kennett, J. (2017). Empathy and psychopathology. In H. L. Maibom (Ed.), Routledge handbook of philosophy of empathy (pp. 364-376). (Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy). New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.
Kennett, Jeanette. / Empathy and psychopathology. Routledge handbook of philosophy of empathy. editor / Heidi L. Maibom. New York : Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2017. pp. 364-376 (Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy).
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