Philosophy of Emotions

Philosophy of Emotions

by Peter A. French, Howard Wettstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0268014434

ISBN-13: 9780268014438

Pub. Date: 02/01/1999

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press

Although generally philosophers have put a high valuation on reason, increasingly the role of emotions in motivating action is being recognized. The essays in this volume explore the emotions from a variety of perspectives, ranging from Aristotelian views of the passions to the new findings of cognitive science, and from such diverse starting points as medieval…  See more details below

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Although generally philosophers have put a high valuation on reason, increasingly the role of emotions in motivating action is being recognized. The essays in this volume explore the emotions from a variety of perspectives, ranging from Aristotelian views of the passions to the new findings of cognitive science, and from such diverse starting points as medieval literature and recent psychological studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780268014438
Publisher:
University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date:
02/01/1999
Series:
Midwest Studies in Philosophy Series
Pages:
309

Table of Contents

The Politics of Emotion1
Political Sources of Emotions: Greed and Anger21
Our Animal Bodies34
Ineluctable Feelings and Moral Recognition62
Empathy and Imagination82
Desire and Serendipity120
Thinking, Feeling, and Moral Imagination135
Love and Justice146
Romantic Love and Personal Autonomy162
Flourish Your Heart in This World: Emotion, Reason, and Action in Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur182
Pride and Identity227
Anger and Chess249
Psychologies of Moral Perceivers266
The Emotions of Television280
Consciousness and Its Expression294
Contributors311

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