True to our feelings : what our emotions are really telling us

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True to our feelings : what our emotions are really telling us

Robert C. Solomon

Oxford University Press, 2007

  • : pbk

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注記

Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-279) and index

内容説明・目次

巻冊次

ISBN 9780195306729

内容説明

We live our lives through our emotions, writes Robert Solomon, and it is our emotions that give our lives meaning. What interests or fascinates us, who we love, what angers us, what moves us, what bores us-all of this defines us, gives us character, constitutes who we are. In True to Our Feelings, Solomon illuminates the rich life of the emotions-why we don't really understand them, what they really are, and how they make us human and give meaning to life. Emotions have recently become a highly fashionable area of research in the sciences, with brain imaging uncovering valuable clues as to how we experience our feelings. But while Solomon provides a guide to this cutting-edge research, as well as to what others-philosophers and psychologists-have said on the subject, he also emphasizes the personal and ethical character of our emotions. He shows that emotions are not something that happen to us, nor are they irrational in the literal sense-rather, they are judgements we make about the world, and they are strategies for living in it. Fear, anger, love, guilt, jealousy, compassion-they are all essential to our values, to living happily, healthily, and well. Solomon highlights some of the dramatic ways that emotions fit into our ethics and our sense of the good life, how we can make our emotional lives more coherent with our values and be more "true to our feelings" and cultivate emotional integrity. The story of our lives is the story of our passions. We fall in love, we are gripped by scientific curiosity and religious fervor, we fear death and grieve for others, we humble ourselves in envy, jealousy, and resentment. In this remarkable book, Robert Solomon shares his fascination with the emotions and illuminates our passions in an exciting new way.
巻冊次

: pbk ISBN 9780195368536

内容説明

We live our lives through our emotions, writes Robert Solomon, and it is our emotions that give our lives meaning. What interests or fascinates us, who we love, what angers us, what moves us, what bores us-all of this defines us, gives us character, constitutes who we are. In True to Our Feelings , Solomon illuminates the rich life of the emotions-why we don't really understand them, what they really are, and how they make us human and give meaning to life. Emotions have recently become a highly fashionable area of research in the sciences, with brain imaging uncovering valuable clues as to how we experience our feelings. But while Solomon provides a guide to this cutting-edge research, as well as to what others-philosophers and psychologists-have said on the subject, he also emphasizes the personal and ethical character of our emotions. He shows that emotions are not something that happen to us, nor are they irrational in the literal sense-rather, they are judgements we make about the world, and they are strategies for living in it. Fear, anger, love, guilt, jealousy, compassion-they are all essential to our values, to living happily, healthily, and well. Solomon highlights some of the dramatic ways that emotions fit into our ethics and our sense of the good life, how we can make our emotional lives more coherent with our values and be more 'true to our feelings' and cultivate emotional integrity.

目次

  • PREFACE
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • PART I: EMOTIONAL STRATEGIES: AN EXISTENTIALIST PERSPECTIVE
  • PART II: TOWARD A GENERAL THEORY: MYTHS ABOUT EMOTIONS
  • PART III: THE ETHICS OF EMOTION: A QUEST FOR EMOTIONAL INTEGRITY
  • ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX

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詳細情報

  • NII書誌ID(NCID)
    BA80765330
  • ISBN
    • 9780195306729
    • 9780195368536
  • LCCN
    2006045300
  • 出版国コード
    uk
  • タイトル言語コード
    eng
  • 本文言語コード
    eng
  • 出版地
    Oxford
  • ページ数/冊数
    x, 286 p.
  • 大きさ
    25 cm
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