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Empathy: A History | Susan Lanzoni
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A surprising, sweeping, and deeply researched history of empathyfrom late-nineteenth-century German aesthetics to mirror neurons Empathy: A History tells the fascinating and largely unknown story of the first appearance of empathy in 1908 and tracks its shifting meanings over the following century. Despite empathys ubiquity today, few realize that it began as a translation of Einfhlung or in-feeling in German psychological aesthetics that described how spectators projected their own feelings and movements into objects of art and nature. Remarkably, this early conception of empathy transformed into its opposite over the ensuing decades. Social scientists and clinical psychologists refashioned empathy to require the deliberate putting aside of ones feelings to more accurately understand anothers. By the end of World War II, interpersonal empathy entered the mainstream, appearing in advice columns, popular radio and TV, and later in public forums on civil rights. Even as neuroscientists continue to map the brain correlates of empathy, its many dimensions still elude strict scientific description. This meticulously researched book uncovers empathys historical layers, offering a rich portrait of the tension between the reach of ones own imagination and the realities of others experiences.
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Empathy: A History | Susan Lanzoni
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I‘m incredibly tired out from studying. I‘m not going to be reading much other than graphic novels. It doesn‘t keep me from buying more books. Never does, Never will. 📚

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Empathy: A History | Susan Lanzoni
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#bookhaul ! If there‘s one thing the world needs right now is a bit more empathy, so I couldn‘t resist getting this one.
“How to Be Free” is a beautiful edition that features the Encheiridion and selections from “Discourses” with the original Greek on the opposing page. A must for any Stoicism enthusiast ;)
Just in time for Xmas a lovely collection of short stories from Dickens to Conan Doyle
Finally, more short stories from all the greats!

rubyslippersreads I just bought that cute Christmas book (I couldn‘t resist the cat on the cover. 😺) 12mo
Faibka @rubyslippersreads I have to admit that‘s what caught my attention when I first saw it and knew I had to have it, even without knowing what it was about 😹 too cute! 12mo
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