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Empathy & Kant

Kant famously asserted he was awakened from his “dogmatic slumbers” by studying Hume. This occurred not only in Kant’s theory of knowledge, but also in taste, aesthetics, and the communicability of feelings. Immanuel Kant The “communicability of feelings” (1790/93a: …

Plato Not Prozac!

The neurochemical reshaping of personality has had many unanticipated consequences. I acknowledge that the debate is not ended by the Chapter in my A Rumor of Empathy on “Plato Not Prozac,” the name of which is hereby acknowledged to be from …