Considers morally acceptable response to images of war, famine etc. brought to us by television.
Table of Contents
Part I. The Question of the Spectator: 1. The politics of pity; 2. Taking sides; 3. The moral spectator; Part II. The Topics of Suffering: 4. The topic of denunciation; 5. The topic of sentiment; 6. The critique of sentimentalism; 7. The aesthetic topic; 8. Heroes and the accursed; Part III. The Crisis of Pity: 9. What reality has misfortune?; 10. How realistic is action?
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