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Emotions : an essay in aid of moral psychology

Author: Robert Campbell Roberts
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003. ©2003
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Day-to-day life is a sequence of emotional states: hope, disappointment, irritation, anger, affection, envy, pride, embarrassment, joy, sadness, and many more. We know intuitively that these states express deep things about our character and our view of the world. But what are emotions, and why are they so important to us? In one of the most extensive investigations of the emotions ever published, Robert C. Roberts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Roberts, Robert Campbell, 1942-
Emotions.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2002025620
(OCoLC)49619410
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Campbell Roberts
ISBN: 9780511610202 0511610203 9780511061622 0511061625 9781139148825 1139148826 9780511070082 051107008X 9780511055294 0511055293 1280430664 9781280430664 9780521525848 0521525845 9786610430666 6610430667 1107135923 9781107135925 0511170246 9780511170249 0511297319 9780511297311
OCLC Number: 179090898
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 357 pages)
Contents: 1. Studying emotions. What this book is about. The supposed poverty of conceptual analysis. Deconstructing emotion via the history of philosophy. Deconstructing emotion via the life sciences. Conceptual analysis of emotions --
2. The nature of emotions. A dozen facts. Feelings. Construals. Judgments. Propositions. Causes. Concerns. Bodily states. Actions. Strength --
3. The variety of emotions. Introduction. Bad prospects. Offense. Fault. Defect. Loss . The weight of time. Opposition. Rivalry. Excellence. The beyond. Enhancement of self. Goodness. Prospects. The beloved. Disorientation. Traits and emotions. Conclusion --
4. The play of emotional feelings. Emotional error. Emotions and feelings. Feelings as awareness of self. How false feelings come about. Truth criteria for feelings. Response to literature. Emotional education. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Robert C. Roberts.
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In one of the most extensive investigations of the emotions ever published, Robert Roberts develops a novel conception of what emotions are and then applies it to a large range of types of emotion  Read more...

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'It is clearly and engagingly written, uses vivid examples throughout, and covers an impressively wide range of emotions. Roberts discusses the philosophical and neurological literature on emotion, Read more...

 
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