9780226661896-022666189X-Being Me Being You: Adam Smith and Empathy

Being Me Being You: Adam Smith and Empathy

ISBN-13: 9780226661896
ISBN-10: 022666189X
Edition: First
Author: Fleischacker, Samuel
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 248 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226661896
ISBN-10: 022666189X
Edition: First
Author: Fleischacker, Samuel
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 248 pages

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Acknowledged authors Fleischacker, Samuel wrote Being Me Being You: Adam Smith and Empathy comprising 248 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 022666189X and 9780226661896. Since then Being Me Being You: Adam Smith and Empathy textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Modern notions of empathy often celebrate its ability to bridge divides, to unite humankind. But how do we square this with the popular view that we can never truly comprehend the experience of being someone else? In this book, Samuel Fleischacker delves into the work of Adam Smith to draw out an understanding of empathy that respects both personal difference and shared humanity.

After laying out a range of meanings for the concept of empathy, Fleischacker proposes that what Smith called “sympathy” is very much what we today consider empathy. Smith’s version has remarkable value, as his empathy calls for entering into the perspective of another—a uniquely human feat that connects people while still allowing them to define their own distinctive standpoints. After discussing Smith’s views in relation to more recent empirical and philosophical studies, Fleischacker shows how turning back to Smith promises to enrich, clarify, and advance our current debates about the meaning and uses of empathy.

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