The Gift of Active Empathy: Scheler, Bakhtin, and Dostoevsky

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This pioneering study brings the early writings of Mikhail Bakhtin into conversation with Max Scheler and Fyodor Dostoevsky to explore the question of what makes emotional co-experiencing ethically and spiritually productive.

What makes this book stand out?

The brilliant comparative study made by the book, between the three writers

Read it for

the author explores the obstacles to empathy in Dostoevsky's fictional world.

Don't read it for

Concentrating on Russian authors, this book might not appeal to a larger audience.

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