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Upheavals of thought : the intelligence of emotions

Author: Martha C Nussbaum
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. She illuminates the structure of a wide range of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martha C Nussbaum
ISBN: 0521531829 9780521531825 9780521462020 0521462029
OCLC Number: 489127593
Description: xiii, 751 s
Contents: Part I. Need and Recognition:the neo-stoic view revised; 3. Emotions and human societies; 4. Emotions and infancy; Interlude: 'things such as might happen'; 5. Music and emotion; Part II. Compassion: 6. Tragic predicaments; 7. Compassion: the philosophical debate; 8. Compassion and public life; Part III. Ascents of Love: 9. Ladders of love: an introduction; 10. Contemplative creativity: Plato, Spinoza, Proust; 11. The Christian ascent: Augustine; 12. The Christian ascent: Dante; 13. The Romantic ascent: Emily Bronte; 14. The Romantic ascent: Mahler; 15. Democratic desire: Walt Whitman; 16. The transfiguration of everyday life: Joyce / 1. Emotions as judgments of value; 2. Humans an other animals.
Responsibility: Martha C. Nussbaum.
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'... a staggering feat of synthesis...creates an argument for the dignity and moral efficacy of emotion that is not only an intellectual tour de force but a moving triumph of humanistic thinking.' Read more...

 
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