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(1989) On the problem of empathy, Washington, ICS Publications.


Waltraut Stein

pp. 1-2

T he complete work, from which the following expositions are taken, began with a purely historical treatment of the problems emerging one by one in the literature on empathy before me: aesthetic empathy, empathy as the cognitive source of foreign [fremdes] experience, ethical empathy, etc. Though I found these problems mingled together, I separated them in my presentation. Moreover, the epistemological, purely descriptive, and genetic-psychological aspects of this identified problem were undistinguished from one another. This mingling showed me why no one has found a satisfactory solution so far.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-94-009-1051-5_1

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Stein, W. (1989). Foreword, in On the problem of empathy, Washington, ICS Publications, pp. 1-2.

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