James Richard Robinson deposited Empathy and Sympathy: how do they relate, how do they differ? on Humanities Commons 1 year, 10 months ago
Abstract: Empathy and sympathy are often used interchangeably. Yet, despite a clear and important connection between them which is worth exploring, there are some key differences between the two. This article also attempts to explain why both empathy and sympathy are affections, i.e. they should be classified as affections.