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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Emotion

ISBN : 9780199654376

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¥6,391
Author: 
Peter Goldie
Pages
736 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
170 x 246 mm
Pub date
Apr 2012
Series
Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy
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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.

Index: 

Introduction
PART 1: WHAT EMOTIONS ARE
1. Concepts of Emotion in Modern Philosophy and Psychology
2. The Thing Called Emotion
3. Describing the Forms of Emotional Colouring that Pervade Everyday Life
4. The Mind's Bermuda Triangle: Philosophy of Emotions and Empirical Science
PART 2: THE HISTORY OF EMOTION
5. Emotions in Plato and Aristotle
6. Stoicism and Epicureanism
7. Emotion in Medieval Thought
8. A Sentimentalist defence of Contempt, Shame, and Disdain
9. Emotions in Heidegger and Sartre
10. Reinstating the Passions: Arguments from History of Psychopathology
PART 3: EMOTIONS AND PRACTICAL REASON
11. Emotional Choice and Rational Choice
12. Why be Emotional?
13. Emotions and Motivation: Reconsidering Neo-Jamesian Accounts
14. Emotions and Motivation: The Case of Fear
PART 4: EMOTIONS AND THE SELF
15. The Phenomenology of Mood and the Meaning of Life
16. Saying It
17. Epistemic Emotions
18. A Plea for Ambivalence
19. Emotion, Self/Other-Awareness, and Autism: A Developmental Perspective
20. Intellectual and Other Non-Standard Emotions
PART 5: EMOTION, VALUE, AND MORALITY
21. Emotions and Values
22. An Ethics of Emotion?
23. The Moral Emotions
24. Learning Emotions and Ethics
25. Emotions and the Canons of Evaluation
26. Demystifying Sensibilities: Sentimental Values and the Instability of Affect
PART 6: EMOTION, ART, AND AESTHETICS
27. Expression in the Arts
28. Affects in Appreciation
29. Emotions, Art, and Immorality
30. Emotional Responses to Music: What are they? How do they work? And are they relevant to aesthetic appreciation?

About the author: 

Peter Goldie was 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).

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