The Politics of Empathy

ab 24,90 

Barbara Weber, Eva Marsal, Takara Dobashi (Eds.)

New Interdisciplinary Perspectives on an Ancient Phenomenon

ISBN 978-3-643-11061-9
Band-Nr. 1
Jahr 2011
Seiten 144
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Politische Philosophie und Anthropologische Studien.


This anthology explores the significance and role of empathy in the public
sphere. It examines the use of empathy to establish trans -cultural
solidarity as well as to motivate people for political action in our ever
increasingly multicultural environment. On a more practical level it
investigates if empathy can be taught or cultivated. And, if so, are
literature or other forms of cultural representations the most adequate
and promising methods. The contributions will analyze these and other
implications, potentials and weaknesses of empathy on an interdisciplinary
and intercultural level.

Barbara Weber, Assistant Professor for Political Philosophy at the
University of Regensburg, Germany; editor and author of several books in
the field of political philosophy, phenomenology and philosophy of

Eva Marsal, Full Professor for Philosophy at the University of Education,
Karlsruhe, Germany; editor and author of several books in the field of
play, the concept of „person,“ Nietzsche, qualitative research methods and
philosophy of education

Takara Dobashi Full Professor for Philosophy and Pedagogy at the
University of
Hiroshima, Japan; editor and author of several books in the field of the
humanitarian idea; philosophy and the idea of Bildung in German
classicism; hermeneutics of learning; pedagogical theory and practice of
lifelong learning.

Dr. Barbara Weber ist Vertretungsprofessorin fuer Methodenlehre der Politikwissenschaft an
der Universitat Regensburg.