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dc.contributor.authorSlote, Michael-
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T10:10:14Z-
dc.date.available2016-02-25T10:10:14Z-
dc.date.issued2016-02-25-
dc.identifier.citationMichael Slote, "Saucers of Mud: Why Sympathy and Altruism Require Empathy", in: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, XVII (2015) 2, pp.12-26it_IT
dc.identifier.issn1825-5167-
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dc.description.abstractEmpathy and helping motives are more closely connected than philosophers and psychologists have realized. Empathy doesn’t just cause sympathetic concern for others, but is conceptually tied to it. When we empathize with someone’s distress at their pain, we ourselves are distressed by that pain and that in itself necessarily constitutes a motive to rid them of that pain. But helping motives like compassion or concern for others can be shown to be conceptually impossible in the absence of empathy. Compassion as a feeling and compassion as a motive are thus inseparable from one another, and this then lets the Chinese complementarity of yin and yang enter the picture. Yin can be viewed as a kind of receptivity, and compassion as a feeling instantiates such receptivity; but compassion as a motive instantiates yang conceived along somewhat traditional lines as a form of strong purposiveness. If moral sentimentalism is on the right track, then the motives and feelings it views as foundational to normative morality turn out to instantiate yin and yang conceived in traditional terms as an indissoluble complementarity. Moral sentimentalism properly pursued allows East to meet West in the field of ethics and possibly in other areas of philosophy as well.it_IT
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dc.publisherEUT Edizioni Università di Triesteit_IT
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEtica & Politica / Ethics & Politicsit_IT
dc.relation.ispartofseriesXVII (2015) 2it_IT
dc.subjectempathyit_IT
dc.subjectcompassionit_IT
dc.subjectYin and Yangit_IT
dc.subjectreceptivityit_IT
dc.subjectstrengthit_IT
dc.subjectcomplementarityit_IT
dc.subjectsympathyit_IT
dc.subjectmoral sentimentalismit_IT
dc.titleSaucers of Mud: Why Sympathy and Altruism Require Empathyit_IT
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