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 to Sartre; 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 way into this fascinating topic.
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: Mind and Morals (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2002), co-editor of Philosophy and Conceptual Art (Oxford: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007), and co-editor of Empathy: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).
PART 1: WHAT EMOTIONS ARE; PART 2: THE HISTORY OF EMOTION; PART 3: EMOTIONS AND PRACTICAL REASON; PART 4: EMOTIONS AND THE SELF; PART 5: EMOTION, VALUE, AND MORALITY; PART 6: EMOTION, ART, AND AESTHETICS