Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Similarity versus familiarity: When empathy becomes selfish

Elias L. Khalil a1
a1 Behavioral Research Council, American Institute for Economic Research, Great Barrington, MA 01230


Preston & de Waal conflate familiarity with similarity in their attempt to account for empathy. If distinguished, we may have at hand two different kinds of empathy: egocentric empathy and empathy proper.