Empathy: A History

Susan Lanzoni (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$30.00
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
September 25, 2018
Pages
408
Dimensions
6.4 X 1.1 X 9.5 inches | 1.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300222685
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About the Author

Susan Lanzoni is a historian of psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience. She teaches at Harvard University's School of Continuing Education. Her work has been featured in TheAtlantic and American Scientist, and on Cognoscenti from WBUR, Boston's NPR station.

Reviews

"Susan Lanzoni reveals the little-known roots and reach of 'empathy, ' particularly its richness as a lens on the arts. An eye-opener for anyone with an interest in empathy, particularly those in the behavioral and brain sciences, whose understanding of the concept will be expanded in astonishing ways."--Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence


"Highly impressive.... this lucid and generously case-based book gave me a distinctly different understanding of empathy and its role in scientific explorations, like emotion theory and neuron research, as well as in everyday social relations."--Jill Morawski, Wesleyan University

"Susan Lanzoni's dive into the history and use of empathy - in aesthetics, ethics, politics and now neurobiology - has produced a book that is both deep and wide. Few concepts have exerted such power. This is a crucial study, now more than ever."--Peter Galison, Harvard University