Michael Frazer

The Power of Sympathy: Politics and Moral Sentimentalism is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Michael Frazer, Senior Lecturer in Political and Social Theory at the University of East Anglia. After a detailed discussion of Prof. Frazer’s intellectual journey, the conversation explores the core ideas behind the sentimentalist theory as outlined in Prof. Frazer’s book called The Enlightenment of Sympathy

This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, More Than Reasonable, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:

  1. New York Origins – A very Woody Allen beginning
  2. Sympathy – And how to use it
  3. Different Tracks – Hume, Smith and Herder
  4. Disciplinary Boundaries – Political philosophy as Kurdistan
  5. Bringing It Home – Moral sentiments in the real world




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The Power of Sympathy: Politics and Moral Sentimentalism is also part of the five-part Ideas Roadshow CollectionConversations About Politics, which is available in both paperback and electronic format.