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.
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About the Editor:
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). He is working on a monograph on narrative for OUP.