Thinking about the Emotions: A Philosophical History by Alix CohenThinking about the Emotions: A Philosophical History by Alix Cohen

Thinking about the Emotions: A Philosophical History

EditorAlix Cohen, Robert Stern

Hardcover | July 8, 2017

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Philosophical reflection on the emotions has a long history stretching back to classical Greek thought, even though at times philosophers have marginalized or denigrated them in favour of reason. Fourteen leading philosophers here offer a broad survey of the development of our understanding ofthe emotions. The thinkers they discuss include Aristotle, Aquinas, Ockham, Descartes, Malebranche, Spinoza, Hobbes, Hume, Shaftesbury, Hutcheson, Kant, Schiller, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, James, Brentano, Stumpf, Scheler, Heidegger, and Sartre. Central issues include the taxonomy of the emotions;the distinction between emotions, passions, feelings and moods; the relation between the emotions and reason; the relationship between the self and the emotions. At a metaphilosophical level, the collection also raises issues about the value of historical study of the discipline, and what light itcan shed on contemporary concerns. Thinking about the Emotions is a fascinating and illuminating collective study of how philosophers have grappled with this most intriguing part of our nature as beings who feel as well as think and act.
Alix Cohen is a Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. She is the author of Kant and the Human Sciences: Biology, Anthropology and History (Palgrave, 2009), the editor of Kant's Lectures on Anthropology: A Critical Guide (CUP, 2014), Kant on Emotion and Value (Palgrave, 2014), and Associate Editor of the British Journal fo...
Title:Thinking about the Emotions: A Philosophical HistoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:July 8, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Alix Cohen and Robert Stern: Introduction1. Daniel Garber: Thinking Historically/Thinking Analytically: The Passion of History and the History of Passions2. T. H. Irwin: The Passions as the Subject of the Virtues3. Dominik Perler: Emotions and the Will in Medieval Philosophy4. Lilli Alanen: Ideas and Affects in Spinoza's Therapy of Passions5. Amy Schmitter: 'I've Got a Little List:' the Classification of the Passions and Forms of Explanation in 17th Century Philosophy6. Laurent Jaffro: The Politics of Laughter in Shaftesbury and Hutcheson7. Elizabeth S. Radcliffe: Alcali and Acid, Oil and Vinegar: Hume on Contrary Passions8. Alix Cohen: Kant on the Moral Cultivation of Feelings9. Christopher Bennett: How Should We Understand Schiller's Critique of Kant? Grace, Emotion and Expressive Activity10. Christohper Janaway: Affect and Cognition in Schopenhauer and Nietzsche11. Kevin Mulligan: Thrills, Orgasms and Sadness: Austro-German Criticisms of William James12. Sacha Golob: Methodological Anxiety: Heidegger on Moods and Emotions13. Anthony Hatzimoysis: Sartre on Affectivity14. Fabrice Teroni: Getting a Grip on Emotional Modes