On Emotions: Philosophical Essays

On Emotions: Philosophical Essays

by John Deigh (Editor)


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190462307
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 01/01/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

John Deigh is Professor of Philosophy and of Law at the University of Texas at Austin.

Table of Contents


John Deigh

Chapter 1
Justice as an Emotion Disposition
Robert C. Roberts

Chapter 2
Equality and Love at the End of the Marriage of Figaro: Forging Democratic Emotions
Martha C. Nussbaum

Chapter 3
Spectator Emotions
Paul Woodruff

Chapter 4
Comic Amusement, Emotion, and Cognition
No l Carroll

Chapter 5
Intellectual and Other Nonstandard Emotions
Michael Stocker

Chapter 6
Authenticity and the Examined Life
Jerome Neu

Chapter 7
Self-Knowledge and the Affirmation of Love
Laurence Thomas

Chapter 8
Love and Death
Kathleen Marie Higgins

Chapter 9
Guilt in War
Nancy Sherman

Chapter 10
Emotions and Personal Identity
Charles Nussbaum

Chapter 11
The Emergence of Emotion as an Object of Scientific Study
John Deigh


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