"The book should have a broad appeal within the humanties as well as the social sciences. Highly recommended for upper-division undergraduates and above."
"In this polished work the author, a highly respected political philosopher from Columbia University...reaches for a broad theory of the role of the emotions in human behavior."
Virginia Quarterly Review
"Jon Elster has written an important and useful book on human emotions and the social sciences...his book a useful source for anyone working in the area."
Jrnl of Economic Behavior and Organization
"This is perhaps the richest book on emotions I have read."
The Philosophical Review