The Science of Sympathy: Morality, Evolution, and Victorian Civilization

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In his Descent of Man, Charles Darwin placed sympathy at the crux of morality in a civilized human society. His idea buttressed the belief that white, upper-class, educated men deserved their sense of superiority by virtue of good breeding. It also implied that societal progress could be steered by envisioning a new blueprint for sympathy that redefined moral actions carried out in sympathy's name. Rob Boddice joins a daring intellectual history of sympathy to a portrait of how the first Darwinists defined and employed it. ...

The Science of Sympathy: Morality, Evolution, and Victorian Civilization 2017, University of Illinois Press

ISBN-13: 9780252040580

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The Science of Sympathy: Morality, Evolution, and Victorian Civilization 2016, University of Illinois Press

ISBN-13: 9780252082054

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