The trouble with empathy

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  • Published 20050607
  • ISBN: 9780733316081
  • Extent: 264 pp
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No doubt the finite and meagre nature of our feelings does prevent us from extending our sympathies to those whom we have not seen in the flesh. It should not be so, and would not be with one who had nurtured his heart with the proper care.

– The Reverend Mr Crawley, in Anthony Trollope’s
The Last Chronicle of Barset (1867)

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