Sympathy in Mind (1876-1900)

Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol. 70 Issue 2, p265-287

Lanzoni, Susan

"The article discusses the account of emotion which highlights the bodily and physiological constitution of various feeling-states. It highlights the role of sympathy, which was most often understood to be a kind of tenderheartedness linked to, but distinct from love, in the debates about the nature of emotion. It explores the theories of sympathy in the Victorian period which has gained the attention of literary scholars. The scrutiny of sympathy by scholars in evolutionary and developmental psychology, ethics and aesthetics is discoursed."

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