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Thinking About Feeling: Contemporary Philosophers on Emotions
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Thinking About Feeling: Contemporary Philosophers on Emotions

Publication Year: 2004
Edition: 1st
Authors/Editor: Solomon, Robert C.
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
ISBN: 978-0-195-15317-0
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In this volume, Solomon brings together some of the best Anglo-American philosophers now writing on the philosophy of emotion, with chapters from philosophers who have distinguished themselves in the field of emotion research and have interdisciplinary interests, particularly in the social and biological sciences.

Philosophers since Aristotle have explored emotion, and the study of emotion has always been essential to the love of wisdom. In recent years Anglo-American philosophers have rediscovered and placed new emphasis on this very old discipline. The view that emotions are ripe for philosophical analysis has been supported by a considerable number of excellent publications.

The reader will find a lively variety of positions on topics such as the nature of emotion, the category of "emotion," the rationality of emotions, the relationship between an emotion and its expression, the relationship between emotion, motivation, and action, the biological nature versus social construction of emotion, the role of the body in emotion, the extent of freedom and our control of emotions, the relationship between emotion and value, and the very nature and warrant of theories of emotion. In addition, this book acknowledges that it is impossible to study the emotions today without engaging with contemporary psychology and the neurosciences, and moreover engages them with zeal. Thus the essays included here should appeal to a broad spectrum of emotion researchers in the various theoretical, experimental, and clinical branches of psychology, in addition to theorists in philosophy, philosophical psychology, moral psychology, and cognitive science, the social sciences, and literary theory.

  • Platform:
    Ovid
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • Product Type: Book
  • Author/Editor: Solomon, Robert C.
  • ISBN: 978-0-195-15317-0
  • Specialty:
    Cognitive Psychology
    Experimental Psychology
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 1st
  • Pages: 312
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Year: 2004

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