chapter  9
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Empathy and sympathy

As is known, authors often use the terms `empathy' and `sympathy' interchangeably. The term `sympathy' is often used when the term `empathy' would be more accurate ± and vice versa. As contrasted with `sympathy', which has a `longer history' (and, in fact, is also used by Darwin), `empathy' is a modern word, probably coined as a translation of the German EinfuÈhlung.