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A rumor of empathy in vicarious receptivity, realizing, interpretation, narrative, and empathic intersubjectivity turns into the scandal of empathy in Lipps and Strachey. but while the entire philosophical arguments and different types are whole and all of the hermeneutic circles spun out, we're easily within the presence of one other individual.

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First, Hume rejects the alleged counter-example as incomplete. The variability of an individual’s sympathy and the invariability of the moral esteem are reconciled by a general observer. It is not just any, average Joe who describes and interprets by means of a sympathetic openness to the human suffering of the earthquake in China. It is not the bias of the first person or the intimacy of the second person in a relationship of partiality. It is a third person point of view. It is a steady, general, common point of view that observes impersonally, describes, interprets, and opens the way to an experience of approbation or disapproval: In order, therefore, to prevent those continual contradictions, and arrive at a more stable judgment of things, we fix on some steady and general points of view; and always, in our thoughts, place ourselves in them, whatever may be our present situation (1739: 581–582).

By the time Hume’s Enquiry into the Principles of Morals is published in 1751, “sympathy“ has been downgraded to the power of suggestion and nothing more; and the basis of morality is shifted to the sentiment of benevolence. In the following passage in Treatise, we witness Hume’s migration of the meaning of “sympathy” from a communicability of feelings, which, as noted earlier, includes the concept of the other that aligns with the modern concept of “empathic understanding,” towards a narrower, but not exclusive, sense of emotional contagion.

The four moments of the Kantian aesthetic judgment of taste—disinterestedness, purposiveness without purpose, necessity, and universality—mirror the process of empathy in a way that Kant could hardly have imagined. However, the analogy corresponds closely to the contemporary meaning and use of empathy as a multi-dimensional process. Indeed the consistency with which empathy is represented resolves many of the issues that plague the contemporary debates about empathy, thus positioning Kant, once again, to be the debunker of dialectical illusion about human relatedness and “other mindedness” in a way that he did not necessarily envision but that our own time would do well to heed.

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