Empathy, Vulnerability and Anxiety

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Title: Empathy, Vulnerability and Anxiety
Authors: Stout, Rowland
Editors: Baghramian, Maria
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/11263
Date: 30-Apr-2019
Online since: 2020-02-10T09:40:59Z
Abstract: A concept of empathy as openness to the emotional perspective of another is developed in opposition to a concept of sympathy as agreement with the emotional perspective of another. Empathy involves knowledge of how things are emotionally for the other person, which is not the same thing as knowledge of the other person’s emotions. Being open to another perspective requires the capacity to hold two perspectives in mind simultaneously–one that is one’s own perspective and at the same time the adopted perspective. This is why empathy can be so challenging for someone suffering from some kinds of anxiety.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Journal: International Journal of Philosophical Studies
Volume: 27
Issue: 2
Start page: 347
End page: 357
Copyright (published version): 2019 Taylor & Francis
Keywords: PerspectiveOpennessSympathyVulnerabilityEmpathyAnxiety
DOI: 10.1080/09672559.2019.1612626
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Philosophy Research Collection

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