On Emotions: Philosophical Essays by John DeighOn Emotions: Philosophical Essays by John Deigh

On Emotions: Philosophical Essays

EditorJohn Deigh

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This volume brings together philosophical essays on emotions by eleven leading thinkers in the field. The essays cover a variety of topics that relate emotions to humor, opera, theater, justice, war, death, our intellectual life, authenticity, personal identity, self-knowledge, and science.Several break new ground in the field. Others extend and deepen work for which their authors are well-known. All but two of the essays are new. Contributors include Noel Carroll, Martha Nussbaum, Paul Woodruff, Laurence Thomas, Kathleen Higgins, Michael Stocker, Nancy Sherman, Jerome Neu, CharlesNussbaum, and Robert Roberts. The book honors the memory of Robert C. Solomon, whose influential work in the philosophy of emotions helped mold the field for over three decades. An introductory essay explains the development and importance of Solomon's thought in this field.
John Deigh is Professor of Philosophy and of Law at the University of Texas at Austin.
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Title:On Emotions: Philosophical EssaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.09 × 6.18 × 0.59 inPublished:January 15, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190462302

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Table of Contents

ContributorsJohn Deigh: Introduction1. Robert C. Roberts: Justice as an Emotion Disposition2. Martha C. Nussbaum: Equality and Love at the End of the Marriage of Figaro: Forging Democratic Emotions3. Paul Woodruff: Spectator Emotions4. Noel Carroll: Comic Amusement, Emotion, and Cognition5. Michael Stocker: Intellectual and Other Nonstandard Emotions6. Jerome Neu: Authenticity and the Examined Life7. Laurence Thomas: Self-Knowledge and the Affirmation of Love8. Kathleen Marie Higgins: Love and Death9. Nancy Sherman: Guilt in War10. Charles Nussbaum: Emotions and Personal Identity11. John Deigh: The Emergence of Emotion as an Object of Scientific StudyIndex

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"On Emotions: Philosophical Essays provides a variety of new essays accessible and helpful to both the specialist and the general scholar. One not only finds a wide range of topics in philosophy of emotion addressed, but a variety of methods used to investigate them--with support ranging from psychological and neuroscientific evidence to art and literature." --Philosophical Psychology