Basic Empathy and Complex Empathy

Emotion Review 4 (1):81-82 (2012)
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Abstract

In my short commentary, I dwell on the distinction between basic and complex empathy, and suggest that a basic perception-based form of empathy might point to the existence of a type of social understanding that is more direct and more fundamental than the types of social cognition normally addressed by simulation theory and theory theory.

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Dan Zahavi
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