2020
DOI: 10.31219/osf.io/uxnre
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Zoe Fowler, Kyle Fiore Law, Brendan Gaesser

Abstract: Empathy has long been considered a key component in being a caring, moral person. However ample research over the past decade has provided an alternate perspective of empathy as narrow in scope and biased towards close, similar, and identifiable others. This has prompted a debate within the fields of psychology and philosophy over whether empathy has a place in a moral life or if it is best left at the sidelines when striving to be the most moral we can. Despite the wealth of empirical and theoretical work fro…

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