The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Emotion

Paperback | March 14, 2012

EditorPeter Goldie

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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 toSartre; 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 wayinto this fascinating topic.

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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 toSartre; emotion and practical reason; emoti...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:736 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.07 inPublished:March 14, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Peter Goldie: IntroductionPart 1: What Emotions Are1. John Deigh: Concepts of Emotion in Modern Philosophy and Psychology2. Aaron Ben-Ze'ev: The Thing Called Emotion3. Roddy Cowie: Describing the Forms of Emotional Colouring that Pervade Everyday Life4. Ronald de Sousa: The Mind's Bermuda Triangle: Philosophy of Emotions and Empirical SciencePart 2: The History of Emotion5. Anthony Price: Emotions in Plato and Aristotle6. Christopher Gill: Stoicism and Epicureanism7. Peter King: Emotion in Medieval Thought8. Kate Abramson: A Sentimentalist defence of Contempt, Shame, and Disdain9. Anthony Hatzimoysis: Emotions in Heidegger and Sartre10. Louis C. Charland: Reinstating the Passions: Arguments from History of PsychopathologyPart 3: Emotions and Practical Reason11. Jon Elster: Emotional Choice and Rational Choice12. Sabine Doring: Why be Emotional?13. Bennett Helm: Emotions and Motivation: Reconsidering Neo-Jamesian Accounts14. Christine Tappolet: Emotions and Motivation: The Case of FearPart 4: Emotions and the Self15. Matthew Ratcliffe: The Phenomenology of Mood and the Meaning of Life16. David Pugmire: Saying It17. Adam Morton: Epistemic Emotions18. Amelie Rorty: A Plea for Ambivalence19. R. Peter Hobson: Emotion, Self/Other-Awareness, and Autism: A Developmental Perspective20. Michael Stocker: Intellectual and Other Non-Standard EmotionsPart 5: Emotion, Value, and Morality21. Kevin Mulligan: Emotions and Values22. Jerome Neu: An Ethics of Emotion?23. Jesse Prinz: The Moral Emotions24. Patricia Greenspan: Learning Emotions and Ethics25. Robert C. Roberts: Emotions and the Canons of Evaluation26. Justin D'Arms and Daniel Jacobson: Demystifying Sensibilities: Sentimental Values and the Instability of AffectPart 6: Emotion, Art, and Aesthetics27. Derek Matravers: Expression in the Arts28. Susan Feagin: Affects in Appreciation29. Matthew Kieran: Emotions, Art, and Immorality30. Jenefer Robinson: Emotional Responses to Music: What are they? How do they work? And are they relevant to aesthetic appreciation?

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Review from previous edition: "Without any doubt ... a collection of useful and inspiring materials that I recommend for anyone interested in philosophy of emotions ... I have already made good use of it in papers and seminars and intend to do so in my future research." --Robert Zaborowski, Metapsychology