Emotions: An Essay in Aid of Moral Psychology

Emotions: An Essay in Aid of Moral Psychology

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Robert C. Roberts
Cambridge University Press, 3/12/1999
EAN 9780521525848, ISBN10: 0521525845

Paperback, 368 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3 cm
Language: English

Life, on a day to day basis, 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 Roberts develops a novel conception of what emotions are and then applies it to a large range of types of emotion and related phenomena. In so doing he lays the foundations for a deeper understanding of our evaluative judgments, our actions, our personal relationships and our fundamental well-being. Aimed principally at philosophers and psychologists, this book will certainly be accessible to readers in other disciplines such as religion and anthropology.

1. Studying emotions
2. The nature of emotions
3. The variety of emotions
4. The play of emotional feelings.