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 elk@aier.org http://www.brc-aier.org

Abstract

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.



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