Empathy and its Limits

Editors: Assmann, Aleida, Detmers, Ines (Eds.)

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This volume extends the theoretical scope of the important concept of empathy by analysing not only the cultural contexts that foster the generating of empathy, but in focusing also on the limits of pro-social feelings and the mechanisms that lead to its blocking.

About the authors

Steven E. Aschheim, Hebrew University, Jerusalem Jan Assmann, University of Konstanz, Germany Shelley Berlowitz, University of Konstanz, Germany Fritz Breithaupt, Indiana University, USA Ute Frevert, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Germany Peter Fritzsche, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA Amos Goldberg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem Sophie Oliver, University of London, UK Jacqueline Lo, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australia Jay Winter, Yale University, USA

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Assmann, Aleida (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • The (Ambiguous) Political Economy of Empathy

    Aschheim, Steven E.

    Pages 21-37

  • Unequal Equals: How Politics Can Block Empathy

    Berlowitz, Shelley

    Pages 38-51

  • Empathy, Ethics, and Politics in Holocaust Historiography

    Goldberg, Amos

    Pages 52-76

  • Empathy in the Theater of Horror, or Civilizing the Human Heart

    Frevert, Ute

    Pages 79-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Empathy and its Limits
Editors
  • Aleida Assmann
  • Ines Detmers
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55237-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137552372
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55236-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 219
Topics