Justifying Emotions / Edition 1

Justifying Emotions / Edition 1

by Kristjan Kristjansson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 041526667X

ISBN-13: 9780415266673

Pub. Date: 12/01/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The two central emotions of pride and jealousy have long been held to have no role in moral judgements, and have been a source of controversy in both ethics and moral psychology. Kristjan Kristjansson challenges this common view and argues that emotions are central to moral excellence and that both pride and jealousy are indeed ingredients of a well-rounded

Overview

The two central emotions of pride and jealousy have long been held to have no role in moral judgements, and have been a source of controversy in both ethics and moral psychology. Kristjan Kristjansson challenges this common view and argues that emotions are central to moral excellence and that both pride and jealousy are indeed ingredients of a well-rounded virtuous life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415266673
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Series:
Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory Series, #3
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents


Preface
1. Mapping Out the Field
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Cognitive theories and their precursors
1.3 Taking stock: some critical comments on cognitivism
1.4 Preliminary remarks on responsibility, moral justification, and the 'negative' emotions
2. Justifying Emotions: The Need for Moral Theory
2.1 Human nature as the foundation of moral theory
2.2 The shortcomings of virtue ethics: moral and emotional conflict
2.3 Utilitarian nationalism and the emotions: an untapped source
3. Something to be Proud of: The Nature and Conditions of Moral and Emotional Excellence
3.1 Personhood, integrity and self-respect
3.2 Aristotle's megalopsychia
3.3 Pridefulness: pride and shame
4. In Defense of Pridefulness
4.1 The value of pridefulness
4.2 The dependence upon luck
4.3 The extra value of the extraordinary
4.4 Moral equality, modesty and humility
5. In Defense of Jealousy
5.1 Jealousy as a type of envy
5.2 Contrasting views
5.3 The peculiarities of sexual jealousy
5.4 Jealousy as a virtue
6. Teaching Emotional Virtue
6.1 Educating emotions
6.2 Why all the lingering doubts?
6.3 Didactics
6.4 Teaching the virtues of pride and jealousy
7. Concluding Remarks
Bibliography

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