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PHIL 7758 Empathy & Social Cognition (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

During the course, we will look at the classical phenomenological accounts of empathy that we find in Husserl, Stein and Scheler and then compare these accounts with some of the proposals that can be found in the cognitive science literature. One of the basic questions we will explore is whether the phenomenologists jointly offer a distinct account of empathy that differs from the standard options found in the scientific debate and if so whether such an account makes for an important and relevant contribution to the contemporary debate on social cognition.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Dan Zahavi

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13