The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Emotion

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This volume contains thirty-one state-of-the-art contributions from leading figures in the study of emotion today. The volume addresses all the central philosophical issues in current emotion research, including: the nature of emotion and of emotional life; the history of emotion from Plato to Sartre; emotion and practical reason; emotion and the self; emotion, value, and morality; and emotion, art and aesthetics. Anyone interested in the philosophy of emotion, and its wide-ranging implications in other related fields such as morality and aesthetics, will want to consult this book. It will be a vital resource not only for scholars and graduate students but also for undergraduates who are finding their way into this fascinating topic.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199235018
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 736
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Goldie is The Samuel Hall Chair of Philosophy at The University of Manchester. He is the author of The Emotions: A Philosophical Exploration (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000), On Personality (London: Routledge, 2004), and co-author of Who's Afraid of Conceptual Art (London: Routledge, 2009). He is editor of Understanding Emotions: Mind and Morals (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2002), co-editor of Philosophy and Conceptual Art (Oxford: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007), and co-editor of Empathy: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009). He is working on a monograph on narrative for OUP.

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Table of Contents

Introduction, Peter Goldie
Part 1: What Emotions Are
1. Concepts of Emotion in Modern Philosophy and Psychology, John Deigh
2. The Thing Called Emotion, Aaron Ben-Ze'ev
3. Describing the Forms of Emotional Colouring that Pervade Everyday Life, Roddy Cowie
4. The Mind's Bermuda Triangle: Philosophy of Emotions and Empirical Science, Ronald de Sousa
Part 2: The History of Emotion
5. Emotions in Plato and Aristotle, Anthony Price
6. Stoicism and Epicureanism, Christopher Gill
7. Emotion in Medieval Thought, Peter King
8. A Sentimentalist defence of Contempt, Shame, and Disdain, Kate Abramson
9. Emotions in Heidegger and Sartre, Anthony Hatzimoysis
10. Reinstating the Passions: Arguments from History of Psychopathology, Louis C. Charland
Part 3: Emotions and Practical Reason
11. Emotional Choice and Rational Choice, Jon Elster
12. Why be Emotional?, Sabine Doring
13. Emotions and Motivation: Reconsidering Neo-Jamesian Accounts, Bennett Helm
14. Emotions and Motivation: The Case of Fear, Christine Tappolet
Part 4: Emotions and the Self
15. The Phenomenology of Mood and the Meaning of Life, Matthew Ratcliffe
16. Saying It, David Pugmire
17. Epistemic Emotions, Adam Morton
18. A Plea for Ambivalence, Amelie Rorty
19. Emotion, Self/Other-Awareness, and Autism: A Developmental Perspective, R. Peter Hobson
20. Intellectual and Other Non-Standard Emotions, Michael Stocker
Part 5: Emotion, Value, and Morality
21. Emotions and Values, Kevin Mulligan
22. An Ethics of Emotion?, Jerome Neu
23. The Moral Emotions, Jesse Prinz
24. Learning Emotions and Ethics, Patricia Greenspan
25. Emotions and the Canons of Evaluation, Robert C. Roberts
26. Demystifying Sensibilities: Sentimental Values and the Instability of Affect, Justin D'Arms and Daniel Jacobson
Part 6: Emotion, Art, and Aesthetics
27. Expression in the Arts, Derek Matravers
28. Affects in Appreciation, Susan Feagin
29. Emotions, Art, and Immorality, Matthew Kieran
30. Emotional Responses to Music: What are they? How do they work? And are they relevant to aesthetic appreciation?, Jenefer Robinson

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