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The rationality of emotion

Author: Ronald De Sousa
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1990, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st MIT Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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In this urbane and witty book, Ronald de Sousa disputes the widespread notion that reason and emotion are natural antagonists.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald De Sousa
ISBN: 0262540576 9780262540575
OCLC Number: 25698733
Description: xix, 373 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Getting Philosophically Involved with Emotion --
2. Models of Mind and Emotion --
3. Emotion and Biology: Physiology an Function --
4. Evolution and Teleology: From Instinct to Intentionality --
5. Emotions and Their Objects --
6. The Rational and the Objective --
7. The Rationality of Emotion --
8. Desire and Time --
9. Pathologies of Bootstrapping: Self and Others --
10. Interlude --
11. When Is It Wrong to Laugh? --
12. Emotion and the Conduct of Life --
Appendix: Labeled Sentences and Principles Discussed.
Responsibility: Ronald de Sousa.

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"De Sousa builds his case in a highly informed and readable way. He is in complete control of the literature on the emotions (historical, philosophical, physiological, and psychological). He also Read more...

 
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