Alix Cohen,Robert Stern's Thinking about the Emotions: A Philosophical History (Mind PDF

By Alix Cohen,Robert Stern

Philosophical mirrored image at the feelings has an extended background stretching again to classical Greek concept, even if now and then philosophers have marginalized or denigrated them in favour of cause. Fourteen major philosophers the following provide a vast survey of the advance of our knowing of the sentiments. The thinkers they speak about contain Aristotle, Aquinas, Ockham, Descartes, Malebranche, Spinoza, Hobbes, Hume, Shaftesbury, Hutcheson, Kant, Schiller,
Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, James, Brentano, Stumpf, Scheler, Heidegger, and Sartre. imperative concerns comprise the taxonomy of the feelings; the excellence among feelings, passions, emotions and moods; the relation among the sentiments and cause; the connection among the self and the sentiments. At a
metaphilosophical point, the gathering additionally increases matters in regards to the worth of historic examine of the self-discipline, and what gentle it might probably shed on modern issues. brooding about the sentiments is an interesting and illuminating collective examine of the way philosophers have grappled with this such a lot exciting a part of our nature as beings who think in addition to imagine and act.

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