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Feelings transformed : philosophical theories of the emotions, 1270-1670

Author: Dominik Perler
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Series: Emotions of the past
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What are emotions? How do they relate to other mental states? And what is their specific structure? This book discusses these questions, focusing on medieval and early modern theories. It pays particular attention to the question of how we can change our emotions and thereby improve our mental life.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Perler, Dominik, author.
Feelings transformed
New York : Oxford University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018012953
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dominik Perler
ISBN: 9780199383498 0199383499
OCLC Number: 1043068299
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Series; Feelings Transformed; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Preface to the English Edition; Introduction; I.1 A Philosophical Approach to Emotions; I.2 Why Historical Analysis?; I.3 A Twofold Transformation; 1. Thomas Aquinas:Emotions as Sensual Movements; 1.1 A Simple Explanation?; 1.2 The Soul and Its Faculties; 1.3 The Characterization and Classification of the Emotions; 1.4 The Cognitive Content of Emotions:Fear and Anger; 1.5 How Can Emotions Be Rationally Controlled?; 2. John Duns Scotus and William of Ockham:Emotions in the Will; 2.1 Two Kinds of Emotions 2.2 Pain as a Sensual Suffering2.3 Sadness and Free Will; 2.4 The Separation of the Parts of the Soul and Its Consequences; 2.5 Love, Enjoyment, and Voluntary Control; 3. Michel de Montaigne:A Skeptical View of Emotions; 3.1 A Theoretical Approach?; 3.2 Dynamic Pyrrhonism; 3.3 Applying the Skeptical Method:Sadness, Fear, and Anger; 3.4 Is aSystematic Order of the Emotions Possible?; 3.5 Natural Moderation Instead of Control; 4. René Descartes:A Dualist View of Emotions; 4.1 A Mechanistic Theory of Feelings?; 4.2 The Functional Unity of Body and Mind; 4.3 Emotions as Representations 4.4 Wonder and the Taxonomy of Emotions4.5 Self-​Control through Self-​Respect; 5. Baruch de Spinoza:Emotions as Psychophysical Units; 5.1 A Naturalistic Approach; 5.2 The Metaphysical Frame:Monism and Causal Order; 5.3 Passive and Active Emotions; 5.4 An Intellectualistic and Egoistic Error?; 5.5 A Rationalistic Therapy; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Name Index; Subject Index
Series Title: Emotions of the past
Other Titles: Transformationen der Gefühle.
Responsibility: Dominik Perler ; translated by Tony Crawford.

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