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Sympathy is a cultivated imagination

April 22, 2011

“In Democracy and Education, John Dewey writes: “[S]ympathy as a desirable quality is something more than mere feeling; it is a cultivated imagination for what men have in common and a rebellion at what-ever unnecessarily divides them” (1944: 121).”[1]

[1] P481 Sklar, Howard “Narrative as Experience: The Pedagogical Implications of Sympathizing with Fictional Characters” Partial Answers 6/2: 481–501  2008

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