Matthias Apfelthaler
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Derived from Ancient Greek ἐμπάθεια, the term “empathy” found its way into English via German in the early twentieth century (Stueber 2008/2019), where it had come to mean “feeling into”. In everyday English, this is likely the meaning that would come to mind first. More formal definitions often distinguish an affective and a cognitive component (Stueber 2008/2019).

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