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The Resource The evolution of sympathy in the long eighteenth century, by Jonathan Lamb

The evolution of sympathy in the long eighteenth century, by Jonathan Lamb

Label
The evolution of sympathy in the long eighteenth century
Title
The evolution of sympathy in the long eighteenth century
Statement of responsibility
by Jonathan Lamb
Title variation
Evolution of sympathy in the long 18th century
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This work represents a concise history of sympathy in the 18th and early 19th centuries, considering the phenomenon of shared feeling from five related angles: charity, the market, global exploration, theatre and torture. Sympathy ... made it possible for people to share sentiments so vividly that neither reason nor self-interest could limit the degree to which individuals might care for others, or act involuntarily on their behalf ... The history of sympathy seems to involve a dialectic to immediacy and artifice in which the knowledge of what it is like to be someone else is alternately the product of involuntary passion and of conscious manipulation. The question of social virtue, where it comes from, how it is aroused and in what direction it tends is perpetually being interrogated with no definite answer ever emerging."--Page 4 of cover
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lamb, Jonathan
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.S9
LC item number
L36 2009
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sympathy
  • Social ethics
Label
The evolution of sympathy in the long eighteenth century, by Jonathan Lamb
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-173) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Passion and power -- Four kinds of sympathy -- Sympathy and persons -- Horrid sympathy -- Sympathy for the dead
Control code
UCIb39918798
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
181 p.
Isbn
9781851968541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The evolution of sympathy in the long eighteenth century, by Jonathan Lamb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-173) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Passion and power -- Four kinds of sympathy -- Sympathy and persons -- Horrid sympathy -- Sympathy for the dead
Control code
UCIb39918798
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
181 p.
Isbn
9781851968541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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