A Philosophical Analysis

  • Authors
  • Craig Taylor

Part of the Swansea Studies in Philosophy book series (SWSP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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    Pages 1-6
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    Pages 7-21
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    Pages 22-40
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    Pages 41-58
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    Pages 59-75
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    Pages 76-95
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    Pages 113-134
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 135-155

About this book


It is widely held in contemporary moral philosophy that moral agency must be explained in terms of some more basic account of human nature. This book presents a fundamental challenge to this view. Specifically, it argues that sympathy, understood as an immediate and unthinking response to another's suffering, plays a constitutive role in our conception of what it is to be human, and specifically in that conception of human life on which anything we might call a moral life depends.


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