Explaining Emotions

Explaining Emotions

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The challenge of explaining the emotions has engaged the attention of the best minds in philosophy and science throughout history. Part of the fascination has been that the emotions resist classification. As adequate account therefore requires receptivity to knowledge from a variety of sources. The philosopher must inform himself of the relevant empirical investigation to arrive at a definition, and the scientist cannot afford to be naive about the assumptions built into his conceptual apparatus. The contributors to this volume have approached the problem of characterizing and classifying emotions from the perspectives of neurophysiology, psychology, and social psychology as well as that of philosophical psychology. They discuss the difficulties that arise in classifying the emotions, assessing their appropriateness and rationality, and determining their function in motivating moral action.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 543 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 33mm | 635g
  • Berkerley, United States
  • English
  • 0520039211
  • 9780520039216
  • 1,147,904

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION
Amelie 0. Rorty

SENSORY AND PERCEPTIVE FACTORS IN EMOTIONAL FUNCTIONS OF THE TRIUNE BRAIN
Paul D. MacLean

II EMOTION AND ANXIETY: SOCIOCULTURAL, BIOLOGICAL, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DETERMINANTS
James R. Averill

III BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO BODY AND FACIAL MOVEMENT IN THE EXPRESSION OF EMOTIONS
Paul Ekman

IV EXPLAINING EMOTIONS
Amelie 0. Rorty

V THERA TIONALITY OF EMOTIONS
Ronald de Sousa

VI CHARACTER AND THE EMOTIONS
Adam Morton

VII FUNCTIONALISM AND THE EMOTIONS
Georges Rey

VIII OVERDETERMINATION AND THE EMOTIONS
Graeme Marshall

IX A CASE OF MIXED FEELINGS: AMBIVALENCE
AND THE LOGIC OF EMOTION
Patricia S. Greenspan

X EMOTIONS AND CHOICE
Robert C. Solomon

XI SELF-DECEPTIVE EMOTIONS
Ronald de Sousa

XII ON PERSONS AND THEIR LIVES
Richard Wollheim

XIII INTELLECTUAL DESIRE, EMOTION, AND ACTION
Michael Stocker

XIV RITUAL AND THE RELIGIOUS FEELINGS
Gareth Matthews

XV NATURAL PRIDE AND NATURAL SHAME
Arnold Isenberg

XVI PRIDE
Gabriele Taylor

XVII MASTER PASSIONS
Annette Baier

XVIII JEALOUS THOUGHTS
Jerome Neu

XIX JEALOUSY, ATTENTION, AND LOSS
Leila Tov-Ruach

XX AGENT REGRET
Amelie 0. Rorty

XXI COMPASSION
Lawrence Blum

XXII EMOTION, PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE AND COMMON CULTURE
Roger Scruton

BIBLIOGRAPHY
CONTRIBUTORS
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