Does empathy help us to be moral? The author argues that empathy is often instrumental to meeting the demands of morality as defined by various ethical theories. This multi-faceted work links psychological research on empathy with ethical theory and contemporary trends in moral education.
Table of contents (8 chapters)
- What is Empathy?
- The Epistemic Functions of Empathy
- Empathy, Altruism and Normative Ethics
- Empathy and Moral Deliberation
- Empathy, Contractual Ethics, and Justification
- Empathy and Moral Education
- Conclusion: Implications for Feminist Ethics