On Emotions: Philosophical Essays

On Emotions: Philosophical Essays

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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, Charles Nussbaum, 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.It is not just that we need love at the beginning of our lives, when we are utterly helpless, in order to flourish, but it is also the case that love makes a most profound difference for ... The arguments of this essay shall be ever so true to this insight. Self-Knowledge PartI We can very simply define self-knowledge as having 149 7.

Title:On Emotions: Philosophical Essays
Author:John Deigh
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2013-02-26


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