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Feelings Transformed Philosophical Theories of the Emotions, 1270-1670 by Domin

Feelings Transformed Philosophical Theories of the Emotions, 1270-1670 by Domin

Feelings Transformed Philosophical Theories of the Emotions, 1270-1670 by Domin

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. How do they relate to other mental and bodily states?

The book discusses these questions, focusing on medieval and early modern theories. It looks at a great number of authors, ranging from Aquinas to Spinoza, and shows that they gave sophisticated accounts of human emotions. They were particularly interested in the way we cope with our emotions: how we can change or perhaps even overcome them? To answer this question, medieval and early modern philosophers looked at the cognitive content of emotions, for they were all convinced that we need to work on that content if we want to change them. The book therefore pays particular attention to the intimate relationship between theories of emotions and theories of cognition. Moreover, the book emphasizes the importance of the metaphysical framework for medieval and early modern theories of emotions. It was a transformation of this framework that made new theories possible. Starting with an analysis of the Aristotelian framework, the book then looks at skeptical, dualist and monist frameworks, and it examines how the nature of emotions was explained in each of them. The discussion also takes the theological and scientific context into account, for changes in this context quite often gave rise to new problems - problems that concerned the love of God, the joy of resurrected souls, or the fear arising in a soul that is present in a body. All of these problems are examined on the basis of close textual analysis. Dominik Perler is Professor of Philosophy at Humboldt-Universitat in Berlin. Tony Crawford is a freelance translator and editor in Berlin. Preface Preface to the English Edition Introduction 1. A Philosophical Approach to Emotions 2. Thomas Aquinas: Emotions as Sensual Movements 1. The Soul and Its Faculties 3. The Characterization and Classification of the Emotions 4.

The Cognitive Content of Emotions: Fear and Anger 5. How Can Emotions Be Rationally Controlled?

John Duns Scotus and William of Ockham: Emotions in the Will 1. Two Kinds of Emotions 2. Pain as a Sensual Suffering 3. Sadness and Free Will 4.

The Separation of the Parts of the Soul and Its Consequences 5. Love, Enjoyment and Voluntary Control III.

Michel de Montaigne: A Skeptical View of Emotions 1. Applying the Skeptical Method: Sadness, Fear and Anger 4. Is A Systematic Order of the Emotions Possible? Natural Moderation Instead of Control IV. Rene Descartes: A Dualist View of Emotions 1.

A Mechanistic Theory of Feelings? The Functional Unity of Body and Mind 3. Wonder and the Taxonomy of Emotions 5. Baruch de Spinoza: Emotions as Psychophysical Units 1. The Metaphysical Frame: Monism and Causal Order 3.

Passive and Active Emotions 4. An Intellectualistic and Egoistic Error? A Rationalistic Therapy Conclusion Bibliography Notes. The result is historical philosophical analysis at its best. This is an impressive (albeit dense) and carefully reasoned tour de force.

- Chantelle Saville, Emotions: History, Culture, Society. They were particularly interested in the way we cope with our emotions: how we can change or perhaps even overcomethem? To answer this question, medieval and early modern philosophers looked at the cognitive content of emotions, for they were all convinced that we need to work on that content if we want to changethem. Starting with an analysis of the Aristotelian framework, the book then looks at skeptical, dualist and monist frameworks, and it examineshow the nature of emotions was explained in each of them. The discussion also takes the theological and scientific context into account, for changes in this context quite often gave rise to new problems- problems that concerned the love of God, the joy of resurrected souls, or the fear arising in a soul that is present in a body. Series Emotions Of The Past. Publisher Oxford University Press Inc. Imprint Oxford University Press Inc. Place of Publication New York. Country of Publication United States. Affiliation Professor of Philosophy, Humboldt-Universitat, Berlin. At The Nile, if you're looking for it, we've got it. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Books". The seller is "the_nile" and is located in this country: AU. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • ISBN-13: 9780199383481
  • ISBN: 9780199383481
  • EAN: 9780199383481
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Book Title: Feelings Transformed: Philosophical Theories of the Emotions, 1270-1670
  • Item Height: 242mm
  • Author: Dominik Perler
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Topic: Popular Philosophy
  • Item Width: 164mm
  • Item Weight: 624g
  • Number of Pages: 368 Pages


Feelings Transformed Philosophical Theories of the Emotions, 1270-1670 by Domin