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The Moral Dimensions of Empathy

Limits and Applications in Ethical Theory and Practice

  • Julinna C. Oxley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Why Empathy?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. The Moral Dimensions of Empathy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
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  4. Empathy and Ethical Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
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  5. Practical Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 162-206

About this book

Introduction

Does empathy help us to be moral? The author argues that empathy is often instrumental to meeting the demands of morality as defined by various ethical theories. This multi-faceted work links psychological research on empathy with ethical theory and contemporary trends in moral education.

Keywords

education empathy ethical theory ethics morality psychology

Authors and affiliations

  • Julinna C. Oxley
    • 1
  1. 1.Coastal Carolina UniversityUSA

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