Empathy and Agency
The Problem of Understanding in the Human Sciences
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Empathy and Agency by Hans Herbert Kogler
Book DescriptionHow do we, as interpreters and theorists in the human and social sciences, understand agency? What are the methods, models, and mediating theoretical frameworks that allow us to give a reliable and adequate account of beliefs, actions, and cultural practices? More specifically, how can we as interpretive analysts employ our own cognitive capacities so as to render the beliefs, intentions, and actions of other human beings intelligible? These are the leading questions that a group of well-established social philosophers explore in this volume in light of the most recent (and hotly debated) findings in cognitive science, developmental psychology, and philosophy of mind. In particular, the debate concerning simulation -- whether agents interpret others by means of implicit theoretical assumptions, or whether they rather simulate their behavior by putting themselves in their shoes -- has produced a wide set of important empirical and philosophical insights. This book takes up those insights and discusses their impact in the context of their most important paradigms in social methodology today.A systematic introduction pertaining to the understanding-explanation debate sets the stage, followed by eleven chapters representing the different approaches tot he field. The paradigms include Wittgensteinian, Davidsonian and Diltheyan approaches, hermeneutics and critical theory, game theory, naturalized epistemology, philosophy of history and twentieth-century social theory, as well as simulation approach proper. As stake are the relation between everyday and social-scientific interpretation, the role of empathy (or role-taking) in understanding human agency, the implications of attributing rationality in the course of interpretation, as well as the relation between rational and causal models in social explanation. The discussions cut across well-established disciplinary boundaries so that the book appeals to both analytic and hermeneutic traditions within philosophy. In addition, the book speaks to all who are engaged in interpreting or explaining human agency in the cultural and social sciences.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813391199
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 24-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United States
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At the book's core is the question of how social power shapes and influences meaning and how the process of interpretation, whileimplicated in social forms of power, can nevertheless achievereflective distance and a critique of power.
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Author Biography - Hans Herbert Kogler
Hans Herbert Kogler is assistant professor of philosophy at the University of North Florida. He is the author of Michel Foucault: Ein anti-humanistischer Aufklarer (1994) and The Power of Dialogue: Critical Hermeneutics after Gadamer and Foucalt (1996), as well as numerous articles in interpretive and social philosophy. Karsten R. Stueber is associate professor of philosophy at the College of the Holy Cross. He is the author of Donald Davidson's Theory of Linguistic Understanding (1993) and co-editor of Philosophie der Skepsis (1996). He has also published articles on Wittgenstein, the philosophy of language, epistemology, and philosophy of mind.
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