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Published: 27 September 2012

246 Pages


ISBN: 9780199920235

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The Enlightenment of Sympathy

Justice and the Moral Sentiments in the Eighteenth Century and Today

Michael L. Frazer

  • Challenges the Kantian and rationalist paradigm which dominates moral and political philosophy today, emphasizing the importance of sympathy and emotion
  • Connects empirical and normative questions, bringing together the work of philosophers and scientists
  • Demonstrates the relevance of canonical texts to contemporary issues