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    Phantom suffering and the problem of compassion: a history

    Bourke, Joanna (2019) Phantom suffering and the problem of compassion: a history. In: Kyprionidou, E. (ed.) The Art of Compassion. Téchnes 15. Athens, Greece: Nissos Publications. ISBN 9789605890889.

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    Book synopsis: This volume aims to examine the nature of compassion and its role in the aesthetic experience by asking a series of questions related to emotion. What is the role of compassion in public debate in the western world? How is compassion different from other emotions, such as empathy, sympathy, or compassion? How did the ancient Greeks and Romans understand the concept of sympathy? What is the place of compassion in diseases and medical care? How are empathy and compassion involved with works of art? Can we push the development of compassion through art? The authors of the book attempt to provide an overview of compassion and its role in the aesthetic experience.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Research Centres and Institutes: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2020 12:49
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:26
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/16187

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