Kant über Mitleidenschaft
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In his discussion of sympathetic participation in § 34 of the Doctrine of Virtue, Kant twice uses an unusual word that does not reappear anywhere in his writings: Mitleidenschaft. So far, the significance of this has gone unnoticed. But there is a historical source that reveals precisely why he uses this word, which in turn sheds new light on the philosophical substance of Kant’s theory of sympathy.
Timmermann , J 2016 , ' Kant über Mitleidenschaft ' Kant-Studien , vol. 107 , no. 4 , pp. 729–732 . DOI: 10.1515/kant-2016-0055
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