A Rumor of Empathy: Rewriting Empathy in the Context of Philosophy

  • Lou Agosta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 119-134

About this book


A rumor of empathy in vicarious receptivity, understanding, interpretation, narrative, and empathic intersubjectivity becomes the scandal of empathy in Lipps and Strachey. Yet when all the philosophical arguments and categories are complete and all the hermeneutic circles spun out, we are quite simply in the presence of another human being.


Empathy sympathy Hume Kant Lipps Scheler Edith Stein Husserl empathic receptivity empathic understanding empathic interpretation empathic responsiveness empathic listening empathic speech vicarious introspection emotional contagion point of view first person perspective rumor of empathy empathy philosophy

Authors and affiliations

  • Lou Agosta
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  1. 1.The Illinois School of Professional PsychologyArgosy UniversityUSA

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