The Resource Empathy : Epistemic Problems and Cultural-Historical Perspectives of a Cross-Disciplinary Concept, edited by Vanessa Lux, Sigrid Weigel, (electronic resource)

Empathy : Epistemic Problems and Cultural-Historical Perspectives of a Cross-Disciplinary Concept, edited by Vanessa Lux, Sigrid Weigel, (electronic resource)

Label
Empathy : Epistemic Problems and Cultural-Historical Perspectives of a Cross-Disciplinary Concept
Title
Empathy
Title remainder
Epistemic Problems and Cultural-Historical Perspectives of a Cross-Disciplinary Concept
Statement of responsibility
edited by Vanessa Lux, Sigrid Weigel
Contributor
Editor
Provider
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book digs into the complex archaeology of empathy illuminating controversies, epistemic problems and unanswered questions encapsulated within its cross-disciplinary history. The authors ask how a neutral innate capacity to directly understand the actions and feelings of others becomes charged with emotion and moral values associated with altruism or caregiving. They explore how the discovery of the mirror neuron system and its interpretation as the neurobiological basis of empathy has stimulated such an enormous body of research and how in a number of these studies, the moral values and social attitudes underlying empathy in human perception and action are conceptualized as universal traits. It is argued that in the humanities the historical, cultural and scientific genealogies of empathy and its forerunners, such as Einfühlung, have been shown to depend on historical preconditions, cultural procedures, and symbolic systems of production. The multiple semantics of empathy and related concepts are discussed in the context of their cultural and historical foundations, raising questions about these cross-disciplinary constellations. This volume will be of interest to scholars of psychology, art history, cultural research, history of science, literary studies, neuroscience, philosophy and psychoanalysis
Member of
Image bit depth
0
LC call number
BF81-107.L4
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lux, Vanessa.
  • Weigel, Sigrid.
  • SpringerLink
Series statement
Palgrave Studies in the Theory and History of Psychology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychology
  • Phenomenology
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Clinical psychology
  • Experiential research
  • Psychology
  • History of Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology Research
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Phenomenology
Label
Empathy : Epistemic Problems and Cultural-Historical Perspectives of a Cross-Disciplinary Concept, edited by Vanessa Lux, Sigrid Weigel, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
IX, 325 p. 10 illus.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137512994
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-51299-4
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-1-137-51299-4
Label
Empathy : Epistemic Problems and Cultural-Historical Perspectives of a Cross-Disciplinary Concept, edited by Vanessa Lux, Sigrid Weigel, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
IX, 325 p. 10 illus.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137512994
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-51299-4
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-1-137-51299-4

Library Locations

  • African Studies LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Alumni Medical LibraryBorrow it
    72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA, 02118, US
    42.336388 -71.072393
  • Astronomy LibraryBorrow it
    725 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350259 -71.105717
  • Fineman and Pappas Law LibrariesBorrow it
    765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350979 -71.107023
  • Frederick S. Pardee Management LibraryBorrow it
    595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349626 -71.099547
  • Howard Gotlieb Archival Research CenterBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Mugar Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Music LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Pikering Educational Resources LibraryBorrow it
    2 Silber Way, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349804 -71.101425
  • School of Theology LibraryBorrow it
    745 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350494 -71.107235
  • Science & Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    38 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.348472 -71.102257
  • Stone Science LibraryBorrow it
    675 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350103 -71.103784
Processing Feedback ...