The role of interest and empathy in the formation of persons

Hawkins, Katie (2005) The role of interest and empathy in the formation of persons. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Persons are a result of acts, particularly actions with others, i.e., personal relations. In this paper, I will show, through the notions of interest and empathy, that persons are formed as a result of activity in a sensuous and social world. It will be shown that the capacity to put one's self in the place of the other, and to act and interact in a community with others, allow the individual to evolve into a full-formed, self-conscious, sensuous, and social person.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 10632
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 63-64.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Philosophy
Date: 2005
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Empathy; Interest (Philosophy); Personality development.

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