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Origin of empathy
Examples from the Web for empathy
You write a lot about celebrities and with a lot of empathy.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Men's Rights Activist "I have a lot of empathy for men, and the pressures that they go through."The Beyoncé Manifesto: Quotes on Nihilism and Feminism|Amy Zimmerman|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The book thus has an attractive double “empathy,” a word that appears in all four parts.Richard Ford’s Artful Survivalist Guide: The Return of Frank Bascombe|Tom LeClair|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Presumably, those who share the campaign are doing so with empathy in mind, though they may lack the funds to contribute more.Only in the Age of Crowdfunding: $40K Potato Salad|April Siese|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It has a lot to do with empathy and prejudice—the potential to avoid an escalating conflict through the ability to be empathetic.
That initial greeting with its disarming undertones of empathy and innocence had accomplished its purpose.Assassin|Jesse Franklin Bone
They will ask questions for more information, express sympathy or empathy, and begin to offer suggestions.When You Don't Know Where to Turn|Steven J. Bartlett
But although nowhere so fostered as in the contemplation of shapes, Empathy exists or tends to exist throughout our mental life.The Beautiful|Vernon Lee
Perhaps the fascination of fire is empathy of a similar sort; for fire is power.Psychology|Robert S. Woodworth
But I won the Twenties too, remember, also without knowing a thing about empathy at the time.Planet of the Damned|Harry Harrison
Word Origin for empathy
1903, from German Einfühlung (from ein "in" + Fühlung "feeling"), coined 1858 by German philosopher Rudolf Lotze (1817-1881) as a translation of Greek empatheia "passion, state of emotion," from en "in" (see en- (2)) + pathos "feeling" (see pathos). A term from a theory of art appreciation that maintains appreciation depends on the viewer's ability to project his personality into the viewed object.
Identifying oneself completely with an object or person, sometimes even to the point of responding physically, as when, watching a baseball player swing at a pitch, one feels one's own muscles flex.