…[A]dmirably complete and impartial…covers a tremendous range of ideas…anyone interested in how one person understands another, or understands a social phenomenon, will find things here to think about…—The Philosophical Quarterly—
…[A]n ambitious new account of the simulation theory of folk psychology…a forceful, novel, and engaging defense…warmly recommended…
Karsten R. Stueber’s Rediscovering Empathy is a sustained and powerfully argued critique…important and well-argued…
Stueber’s Rediscovering Empathy articulates an interesting and highly original defense of empathy as a distinctive method of explanation in the social sciences….an extremely valuable contribution to contemporary debates in the philosophy of mind…contains a wealth of fascinating details….
—History and Theory
There are many good things to be said about this book. It takes up an important trend in recent (philosophy of) psychology: the growing insight that empathy, or mental simulation, is an integral element in the cognitive mechanisms underlying the application of folk-psychology….provides an accessible and at the same time profound introduction to the topic….rich and stimulating…
This book will be of interest for any scholars interested in interpretation, generally speaking, but might be more accessible for philosophers of mind and social science. Cognitive scientists, social psychologists, and social scientists will also find many discussions in the book relevant for their field.