Emotions and Understanding: Wittgensteinian Perspectives [NOOK Book]

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What's in a smile? Can happiness be defined? Is there such a thing as romantic love without idealization? Can we understand schizophrenic dread? Are emotions caused by thoughts? How can fiction enrich our emotional lives? These are some of the questions discussed in this anthology. Putting the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) to work, contributors address subjects ranging from philosophy to affective neuroscience to literary theory. Beyond being a source of inspiration for the advanced reader in the ...
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Overview

What's in a smile? Can happiness be defined? Is there such a thing as romantic love without idealization? Can we understand schizophrenic dread? Are emotions caused by thoughts? How can fiction enrich our emotional lives? These are some of the questions discussed in this anthology. Putting the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) to work, contributors address subjects ranging from philosophy to affective neuroscience to literary theory. Beyond being a source of inspiration for the advanced reader in the philosophy of emotion, anyone with a general interest in understanding the emotions should benefit from reading this book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230267442
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/27/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 658 KB

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YLVA GUSTAFSSON researches and teaches at the Department of Philosophy at bo Akademi University, Finland. Her interests in philosophy are; moral philosophy, philosophy of psychology and philosophy of anthropology.

CAMILLA KRONQVIST researches and teaches at bo Akademi University, Finland. Her research interests include moral philosophy, the philosophy of psychology and feminist philosophy.

MICHAEL McEACHRANE is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. Among his research interests are the philosophy of psychology and the philosophy of race. He has published a number of articles and co-edited Sverige och de Andra: Postkoloniala Perspektiv (2001).

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Table of Contents

Introduction Ylva Gustafsson Gustafsson, Ylva Camilla Kronqvist Kronqvist, Camilla Michael McEachrane McEachrane, Michael 1

1 Wittgenstein's Common sense Realism about the Mind Alice Crary Crary, Alice 12

2 Wittgenstein on Emotion Joachim Schulte Schulte, Joachim 27

3 The Conceptual Framework for the Investigation of Emotions P. M. S. Hacker Hacker, P. M. S. 43

4 Emotion-Philosophy-Science Phil Hutchinson Hutchinson, Phil 60

5 Capturing Emotional Thoughts: The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Michael McEachrane McEachrane, Michael 81

6 The Self and the Emotions John V. Canfield Canfield, John V. 102

7 What's in a Smile? Lars Hertzberg Hertzberg, Lars 113

8 Emotion, Expression and Conversation David Cockburn Cockburn, David 126

9 Illusions of Empathy Ylva Gustafsson Gustafsson, Ylva 145

10 The Fiction of Paradox: Really Feeling for Anna Karenina Daniele Moyal-Sharrock Moyal-Sharrock, Daniele 165

11 On The Pursuit of Happiness Duncan Richter Richter, Duncan 185

12 Our Struggles with Reality Camilla Kronqvist Kronqvist, Camilla 202

13 Extreme Aversive Emotions: A Wittgensteinian Approach to Dread Rupert Read Read, Rupert 221

Index 235

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