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empathy

empathy  

n. the ability to imagine and understand the thoughts, perspective, and emotions of another person. In counselling and psychotherapy empathy is often considered to be one of the necessary qualities ...
moral motivation

moral motivation  

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In some moral systems, notably that of Kant, real moral worth comes only with acting rightly because it is right. If you do what you should but from some other motive, such as fear or prudence, no ...
moral philosophy

moral philosophy  

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The branch of philosophy which explores questions of what is good and right apart from any considerations derived from a supernatural revelation; it examines the nature, meaning, and justification of ...
pathos

pathos  

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[pay-thoss]The emotionally moving quality or power of a literary work or of particular passages within it, appealing especially to our feelings of sorrow, pity, and compassionate sympathy. Adjective: ...

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