The Moral Dimensions of Empathy: Limits and Applications in Ethical Theory and Practice

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Palgrave Macmillan UK, Dec 2, 2011 - Philosophy - 206 pages
Does empathy help us to be moral? The author argues that empathy is often instrumental to meeting the demands of morality as defined by various ethical theories. This multi-faceted work links psychological research on empathy with ethical theory and contemporary trends in moral education.

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JULINNA OXLEY is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC, USA.She recently served as co-director of the Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values' Summer Ethics Academy. Her research interests include normative ethics and feminist philosophy.

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