Empathy and Sympathy: how do they relate, how do they differ?
- James Richard Robinson (see profile)
- Philosophy, Emotions (Philosophy), Theology, Societies, Empathy
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- Abstract: Empathy and sympathy are often used interchangeably. Yet, despite a clear and important connection between them which is worth exploring, there are some key differences between the two. This article also attempts to explain why both empathy and sympathy are affections, i.e. they should be classified as affections.
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