Emotion: A Comprehensive Phenomenology of Theories and Their Meanings for Therapy / Edition 1

Emotion: A Comprehensive Phenomenology of Theories and Their Meanings for Therapy / Edition 1

by James Hillman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810110202

ISBN-13: 9780810110205

Pub. Date: 03/28/1992

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

What is the meaning of strong emotions? What is emotion itself? What is really happening in therapy when people "express their emotions?"

As James Hillman writes in his new preface to this sweeping study, he intends nothing less than "to vitalize a standard topic of academic psychology by making the theory of emotion as crucial as is emotion itself

Overview

What is the meaning of strong emotions? What is emotion itself? What is really happening in therapy when people "express their emotions?"

As James Hillman writes in his new preface to this sweeping study, he intends nothing less than "to vitalize a standard topic of academic psychology by making the theory of emotion as crucial as is emotion itself in our lives." Hillman offers an informative and readable survey of a range of theories of emotion, focusing on the twentieth century but moving also from Greek thought to early Christianity to nineteenth-century German physiology. The work challenges readers to rethink our concepts and thereby to re-experience emotional phenomena.

Hillman's study contributes to today's renewed interest in the history of the body. Furthermore, his understanding of emotions in terms of epiphany makes a stimulating contribution to phenomenology. It is equally thought-provoking for the therapist, the philosopher, the intellectual historian, and the general reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810110205
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1992
Edition description:
1
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Part I. Introduction
A. The Problem
B. The Method
C. The Scope and Plan
Bibliographical Note to Part I

Part II. Differentiation
The Phenomenology of the Theories of Emotion

Preliminary:
I. The Various Denials
II. Emotion as a Distinct Entity
III. Emotion as an Accompaniment
IV. Emotion and Isomorphism
V. Emotion and the Unconscious
VI.  Emotion as Energy
VII. Emotion as Quantity
VIII. Emotion as Totality
IX. Emotion and Psychological Location
X. Emotion and Physiological Location
     A. The Brain
     B. The Blood, Gut and Glands
     C. The Muscles
XI. Emotion and SItuation
XII. Emotion and the Subject-Object Relation
XIII. Emotion and Genesis
XIV. Emotion and Representations
XV. Emotion as Signification
XVI. Emotion as Conflict
XVII. Emotion as Disorder
XVIII. Emotion as Creative Organization
XIX. Addenda on Emotion and Spirit

Part III. Integration
A. Preliminary
B. The Concept of 'Cause'
C. Causa Efficiens
D. Causa Materialis
E. Causa Formalis
F. Causa Finalis
G. Coda

Abbreviations
General Bibliographical Index
Subject Index

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