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Rediscovering Empathy Agency, Folk Psychology, and the Human Sciences

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ISBN-10: 0262515180

ISBN-13: 9780262515184

Edition: 2006

Authors: Karsten R. Stueber, John Seely, Lindsey M. Chepke

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 8/13/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Empathy and Knowledge of Other Minds: A Historical Perspective
Arguing for Empathy Systematically
Brief Excursus: Empathy, Sympathy, and Social Psychology
Folk Psychology and Rational Agency
Eliminativism and the Allure of the Detached Conception of Folk Psychology
Humans as Rational Animals: Cleaning Up a Confusion in the Rationality Debate
Charity and Rational Contextualism
In Defense of Global Charity
Rational Contextualism versus Bounded Rationality
The Theory of Mind Debate
The Theory-Theory Paradigm
The Simulation Paradigm
Basic Empathy and Reenactive Empathy
Mindreading, Folk-Psychological Concepts, and Mirror Neurons
The Essential Contextuality and Indexicality of Thoughts as Reasons
Folk Psychology and Normative Epistemology
Empathy, Folk-Psychological Predictions, and Explanations
The Limits of Empathy
Objections and Misconceptions in the Philosophy of Social Science
Empathy and the Prejudical Nature of Understanding
Concluding Remarks
Notes
References
Index