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Upheavals of thought : the intelligence of emotions

Author: Martha Craven Nussbaum
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
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Martha C. Nussbaum presents a powerful argument for treating emotions not as alien forces but as highly discriminating responses to what is of value and importance. Beginning from an intensely personal experience of her own, the grief felt at the death of her mother, she explores and illuminates the structure of a wide range of emotions, in particular, compassion and love. She shows that there can be no adequate  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Craven Nussbaum
ISBN: 0521462029 9780521462020 0521531829 9780521531825
OCLC Number: 45757787
Description: xiii, 751 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Emotions as judgments of value --
Humans and other animals: the neo-stoic view revised --
Emotions and human societies --
Emotions and infancy --
Music and emotion --
Compassion: tragic predicaments --
Compassion: the philosophical debate --
Compassion and public life --
Ladders of love: an introduction --
Contemplative creativity: Plato, Spinoza, Proust --
The Christian ascent: Augustine --
The Christian ascent: Dante --
The romantic ascent: Emily Brontë --
The romantic ascent: Mahler --
Democratic desire: Walt Whitman --
The transfiguration of everyday life: Joyce.
Responsibility: Martha C. Nussbaum.
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Martha C. Nussbaum presents a powerful argument for treating emotions not as alien forces but as highly discriminating responses to what is of value and importance. Beginning from an intensely personal experience of her own, the grief felt at the death of her mother, she explores and illuminates the structure of a wide range of emotions, in particular, compassion and love. She shows that there can be no adequate ethical theory without an adequate theory of the emotions, and that this involves understanding their cultural sources, their history in infancy and childhood, and their sometimes unpredictable and disorderly operations in our daily lives.

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